University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: Cornea

Rust foreign body in cornea

rust foreign body in cornea

The corneal foreign body can be seen as the screw portion of the light bulb reflex in the cornea. In treating this patient, the prime points are: 1. to remove the foreign body and any surrounding rust stain with as little damage to the cornea as possible, and 2. to make the patient as comfortable as possible with adequate cycloplegia, dark glasses, and oral pain medicine of adequate strength, and prevent infection and undue scarring by use of antibiotic drops/ointment with or without steroids as determined by the physician.

rust foreign body in cornea

rust foreign body in cornea

rust foreign body in cornea

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last updated: 02-08-2008