J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1999 Apr;40(4):1127-1132.

Case Report of Retained Intraorbital Metallic Foreign Body Removal

  • 1Depaartment of Ophthalmology, Taegu Fatima Hospital.


Retained intraorbital foreign body after penetrating orbital injury may affect adjacent tissue and lead to many ophthalmological sequeles such as visual disturbance, EOM limitation, diplopia, strabismus, orbital cellulitis and orbital abscess. If intraorbital foreign body intrudes into adjacent CNS system, it may lead to fatal complications such as meningitis and brain abscess. We should diagnose and treat intraorbital foreign body early and accurately to prevent complications, and rehabilitate damaged tissue anatomically and functionally. A patient with retained intraorbital foreign body after penetrating lower lid injury was transferred to our hospital for lid swelling and periocular pain. We diagnosed and confirmed intraorbital foreign body with use of plain X ray and orbital CT, and removed it with lateral orbitotomy surgical approach.


Intraorbital foreign body; Lateral orbitotomy
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