Retinal tacks: tolerance and tissue reaction in a human eye.

Abstract

We report the histopathologic findings in a human eye enucleated after insertion of three nonmagnetic, metallic alloy tacks for treatment of a giant retinal detachment. Five months after surgery one of the tacks was detected in the anterior chamber. Two tacks remained in situ and induced a localized glial reaction, breaks in Bruch's membrane, disappearance… (More)

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