Clinical features and management of intraorbital foreign bodies.
Timothy P Fulcher, Alan A McNab, Timothy J Sullivan
Ophthalmology | Published : 2002
PURPOSE: To review the clinical features and management of patients with intraorbital foreign bodies. DESIGN: Noncomparative interventional case series. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Forty patients seen at two regional orbital surgery departments with intraorbital foreign bodies were reviewed. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Visual acuity, surgical interventions, and complications. RESULTS: Seventy-three percent of patients were younger than 30 years old. There were 22 metallic, inorganic; 5 nonmetallic, inorganic; and 13 organic intraorbital foreign bodies (IOrbFb) in this series. Thirty patients were seen at the time of injury, and 10 patients were seen in a delayed setting with orbital complications. Thirt..View full abstract