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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-64

Anterior chamber angle foreign body masquerading as corneal edema

Cornea and Anterior Segment, Visakha Eye Hospital, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Pandiri Venkatagiri Syamala
Visakha Eye Hospital, Pedda Waltair, Visakhapatnam - 530 017, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jocr.jocr_24_21

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Open globe injuries (OGIs) with intraocular foreign bodies are a common presentation in ophthalmic practice. Foreign bodies in the angle of the anterior chamber have been described earlier. In this report, two such cases of foreign bodies in the angle, identified on gonioscopy, are described. One case presented with pain and redness of 6-month duration with trauma 3 years ago. Examination revealed corneal edema and a foreign body in the angle. In the other case, early gonioscopy was performed and an angle foreign body was identified. In both cases, the foreign bodies were removed with good visual results. An OGI with a foreign body embedded in the angle was the common feature in both cases which presented as late corneal edema in the first one. Thus, in cases of any OGIs, gonioscopy should be performed as early as possible, so that complications leading to visual loss can be prevented.

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