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Removal of semitranslucent cactus spines embedded in deep cornea with the aid of a fiberoptic illuminator.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12429259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
PURPOSE: To report a rare case of multiple cactus spines embedded deep in the cornea that were removed with the aid of a fiberoptic illuminator. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 20-year-old man had an accidental ocular injury of the right eye when he hit a household miniature cactus plant. There were 80 to 90 spiculated foreign bodies embedded in the cornea, some of them even penetrating the anterior chamber. RESULTS: Removal of the foreign bodies was performed with the aid of a fiberoptic illuminator, which was chosen because it provides superior visualization of the semitranslucent spines. No residual corneal spines were found postoperatively. CONCLUSIONS: Household miniature cactus plants can cause corneal injury, with multiple foreign bodies that can be difficult to localize and remove. The use of a fiberoptic illuminator in such a situation is simple and effective.
Authors:
Wei Li Chen; Chia Hui Tseng; I Jong Wang; Fung Rong Hu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-13     Completed Date:  2002-11-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  769-71     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Home*
Adult
Cactaceae / adverse effects*
Cornea / injuries*
Eye Foreign Bodies / etiology,  surgery*
Eye Injuries, Penetrating / etiology,  surgery*
Humans
Lighting / methods
Male
Plant Structures / adverse effects*

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