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Unusual intraocular foreign bodies after an explosion: patient's hand bone fragments
  1. Murat Sonmez,
  2. E Duzgun,
  3. Y Yildirim,
  4. A Ayata and
  5. M H Unal
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Surg Capt E Duzgun, Department of Opthalmology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Selimiye Street, Tibbiye Avenue, 34668 Uskudar, Istanbul 38000, Turkey; dr-duzgun{at}


A 26-year-old Turkish Army soldier underwent full ophthalmoscopic examination after a penetrating ocular injury in the left eye due to the accidental explosion of a detonating fuse during handling. Visual acuity of the left eye was hand motion level. Funduscopy revealed foreign bodies suspended in the vitreous gel and accompanying vitreous haemorrhage. B-scan ultrasonography, CT of the orbits and microscopic examination of the intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) were performed prior to removal of bone fragments and pars plana vitrectomy. The IOFBs were fragments of the patients’ bone tissue. Bone fragments from victim's body may cause IOFBs after an explosion in military personnel.


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