Removal of rust rings, comparing electric drill and hypodermic needle


Corneal rust rings are a common problem presenting in most casualty departments.l They are caused by an iron foreign body, embedded in the cornea, which undergoes partial disintegration with the result that iron is deposited in the stroma. It is generally agreed that the ring should be removed to prevent the continuation of ocular inflam­ mation and delayed healing.2 Various methods have and are being used to remove rust rings (Table I). Various types of spuds and needles have been described, 3 how­ ever the most common, sharp pointed instru­ ment used as a hypodermic needle, attached either to a syringe or a special handle. 4 Desfer-

DOI: 10.1038/eye.1987.65

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@article{Sigurdsson1987RemovalOR, title={Removal of rust rings, comparing electric drill and hypodermic needle}, author={Haraldur Sigurdsson and Ivan T Hanna and Andrew J. Lockwood and Stephanie Longstaff}, journal={Eye}, year={1987}, volume={1}, pages={430-432} }