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Title: Management of Ocular Siderosis: Visual Outcome and Electroretinographic Changes
Authors: Kannan, Naresh B.
Adenuga, Olukorede O.
Rajan, Renu P.
Ramasamy, Kim
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Journal of Ophthalmology
Series/Report no.: ;Pp 1 - 5
Abstract: Purpose.Ocular siderosis(OS)is a sight threatening complication of retained iron-containing Intraocular Foreign Body(IOFB). Successful localization of the IOFB and timely removal are crucial to its management. The purpose of this study was to review the presentation, management, and outcome of OS at our institution. Methods. A retrospective case series of eyes with OS that under went IOFB removal from January 2009 to March 2015 at our institution. Results.OS was seen in 9 eye so f9 patients during the study period.There were 8 males and 1 female with an age range of 31.6years. An IOFB was in all the eyes.The most common features of siderosis were cataract and pigmentary retinopathy seen in 6(67%)and4(44%)eyes,respectively.Electroretinogram (ERG)readings were reduced in the 9 eyes.The IOFB was removed by pars plana vitrectomy in all the cases with improvement in ERG amplitudes occurring postoperatively in 7(78%)eyes.Conclusion.A retained iron-containing IOFB can manifest it self after several years with features of OS. A careful clinical and radiologic evaluation is imperative in patients with history suggestive of penetrating ocular injury to rule out retained or occult IOFB and thus prevent this catastrophic condition.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1514
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