Unusual case of a graphite foreign body in the anterior chamber

  • Anika Amritanand | anikacmc@gmail.com The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
  • Sheeja S. John The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
  • Swetha S. Philip The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
  • Deepa John The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.
  • Sarada David The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.

Abstract

Retained intraocular graphite foreign bodies are uncommon. Although they are generally inert, they have been reported to cause severe inflammatory reaction and progressive damage to intraocular structures. We report a case of a six-year-old girl with a retained intraocular graphite pencil lead foreign body in the anterior chamber of the eye and discuss the various considerations in the management of such cases.

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Author Biographies

Anika Amritanand, The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore

Assistant Professor,

Department of Ophthalmology.

Sheeja S. John, The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore

Associate Professor,

Department of Ophthalmology

Swetha S. Philip, The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore

Assistant Professor,

Department of Ophthalmology

Deepa John, The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore

Assistant Professor,

Department of Ophthlamology

Sarada David, The Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore

Professor,

Department of Ophthalmology

Published
2011-10-20
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Keywords:
graphite, intraocular foreign body.
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How to Cite
Amritanand, A., John, S. S., Philip, S. S., John, D., & David, S. (2011). Unusual case of a graphite foreign body in the anterior chamber. Clinics and Practice, 1(3), e73. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e73