April 2009
Volume 50, Issue 13
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ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   April 2009
Retrospective Review of Ruptured Globe Cases With Anterior Segment Intraocular Foreign Bodies
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • S. K. Chu
    The Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Newark, New Jersey
  • D. S. Chu
    The Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Newark, New Jersey
  • M. A. Zarbin
    The Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Newark, New Jersey
  • N. Bhagat
    The Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Newark, New Jersey
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships  S.K. Chu, None; D.S. Chu, None; M.A. Zarbin, None; N. Bhagat, None.
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science April 2009, Vol.50, 5328. doi:
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      S. K. Chu, D. S. Chu, M. A. Zarbin, N. Bhagat; Retrospective Review of Ruptured Globe Cases With Anterior Segment Intraocular Foreign Bodies. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2009;50(13):5328.

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Abstract

Purpose: : To describe the anatomical and functional outcomes of ruptured globe (RG) eyes with anterior segment intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs).

Methods: : A retrospective review of ruptured globe cases with anterior segment IOFBs that presented to the University Hospital at New Jersey Medical School between 1997 and 2006.

Results: : Fifty-seven ruptured globes with intraocular foreign bodies were identified. Out of the 57 cases, 28 had anterior segment IOFBs. There were 27 males and 1 female; the average age at the time of injury was 29.8 (range 11 to 61). Each patient was injured in only one eye. The foreign bodies consisted of nails (7), glass (6), metallic substances (5), wood (4), plastic (2), and unreported material (4). The injuries included 20 corneal lacerations, 4 corneoscleral lacerations, 4 scleral lacerations. Pre-operative visual acuity ranged from light perception to 20/20. Post-operative visual acuity ranged from finger counting to 20/15 vision. Eight patients had traumatic cataracts. Surgeries included intraocular foreign body removal, RG repair, pars plana vitrectomies, lensectomy and enucleation.

Conclusions: : Patients who had RGs with anterior segment intraocular foreign bodies generally had a good outcome and improved visual acuity following RG repair surgery with removal of the IOFBs.

Keywords: trauma • clinical (human) or epidemiologic studies: outcomes/complications • anterior segment 
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