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Treatment of intraocular acrylic glass foreign bodies and iris cyst 54 years after penetrating eye injury in plane accident with a North American T6 training plane

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First Author: D.Holland GERMANY

Co Author(s):    U. Heimke Reker   D. Uthoff           

Abstract Details


To demonstrate the case and therapy of intraocular foreign bodies and large iris cyst tuching the corneal endothelium combined with cataract 54 years after the penetrating eye injury. In 1956 the patient had a plane crash with destruction of the acrylic glas cockpit. The primary treatment consisted of a suture of a corneal penetration. The foreign bodies remained unknown since 2012.


Eye Hospital Bellevue, Lindenallee 21, 24105 Kiel, Germany


In a two step surgical procedure the patient was treated: first the foreign bodies were removed using two paracentesis and microinzion scissor and forzeps, in a second operation the cataract was extracted using phakoemulsification and and IOL implanted.


No intraoperative and postoperative complications occured during the treatment. Visual acuity and patients satifaction improved.


The case shows that acrylic glas foreign bodies may last within the eye for decades without any signs of inflammation or secondary glaucoma. This observation confirm the discovery of Sir Athur Ridley that he made in the second world war and brought him to the idea of implanting a artificial acrylic lens in the human eye. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE?: No

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