Management of intraocular foreign bodies: a clinical flight plan.

  title={Management of intraocular foreign bodies: a clinical flight plan.},
  author={David Wilkin Parke and Harry W. Flynn and Yale L. Fisher},
  journal={Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie},
  volume={48 1},
A systematic review of the literature on the diagnosis and management of traumatic intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) is presented together with a schematic "flight plan" to assist in clinical decision making when confronted with an IOFB. Several large retrospective series of IOFB have been published recently, with relevant observations regarding prognostic factors, endophthalmitis and retinal detachment incidence, timing of surgical intervention, and preventative measures. Eye trauma and IOFB… CONTINUE READING

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