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RA Mazzoli, CC Otto, MA Grazko, G Gilliland, JB Holds, JV Linberg, DM Reifler, WR Raymond, DJ Ainbinder, EA Hansen; Complications of Retained Intra-Orbital Foreign Bodies and Indications for Surgical Management . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):3044.
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Purpose:To present five cases with complications from retained intra-orbital foreign bodies. Methods:Retrospective Case series. Results:: Of the five cases in this series, four presented with a retained BB at the orbital apex. The fifth case involved late onset dacryocystitis. All showed improvement in symptoms following surgery, except for the one case that presented with NLP vision. Conclusion:Retained intra-orbital foreign bodies that begin to cause visual deterioration or create significant pain and disruption of surrounding structures should be considered for surgical management. The best surgical results seem to be obtained when functional vision existed prior to subsequent complications.
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