University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: Jordan M. Graff, MD, University of Iowa

Category: External Disease

Foreign body

foreign body

This farmer had been bothered by red eye, foreign body sensation, tearing, and irritation for several days.

foreign body

The localized conjunctival and epithelial defect suggested a focal irritant.

foreign body

The tiny shred of a thistle is evident on the tarsal surface of the upper lid.

foreign body

Be aware that tiny foreign bodies could be easily missed, as was the case for this patient seen at another facility only two days before this visit for similar complaints.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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