TRAUMA AND FOREIGN BODY
Unfortunately, accidents can happen involving the eyes.
While these cases occur more commonly in working environments where there are high levels or airborne objects (i.e., metal grinding or wood chipping), any accidental encounter with debris can cause a foreign object to lodge in or around the eyes.
Proper ophthalmological examination is crucial in determining the size and location of the foreign object, the presence or risk for infection, and the steps required to remove the foreign object and treat the ocular condition.
Most smaller foreign objects in the eyes can be simply removed from the surface:
Metallic foreign body at limbus
After foreign body removal
Other deeper penetrating foreign objects and cases of more significant trauma require surgery for removing the object and sealing the wound site:
Corneal wound repair with sutures
Significant injuries may require a corneal transplant surgery to replace the torn and scarred cornea:
Large corneal laceration with many sutures
After corneal transplant surgery
Further surgical repair may include pupilloplasty (repair of a misshapen or torn iris) and removal of a traumatic cataract:
Traumatic cataract and torn iris
After cataract removal and pupilloplasty
At Eye Specialists of Texas, we have the experience and resources to evaluate and manage a full range of ocular foreign bodies and trauma.
As with all ocular conditions, each patient's eyes, vision, treatment options, and needs may be different. The best way to determine your individual condition and options is by booking an evaluation with one of our doctors! Contact us.