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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 369374, 3 pages
Case Report

Suspected Endothelial Pencil Graphite Deposition

Ondokuz Mayis University, Ophthalmology Department, Korfez Mah, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Bulvarı, No. 84/15, Atakum, 55100 Samsun, Turkey

Received 1 October 2013; Accepted 18 November 2013

Academic Editors: K. Jayaraman and V. Jhanji

Copyright © 2013 Adem Gül et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 14-year-old male patient had an ocular trauma with a pencil. Biomicroscopic examination revealed a broken part of pencil into the cornea. Foreign body removal and corneal wound closure were performed in the same day. After corneal repair, there was a grade 4+ anterior chamber reaction just like in preoperative examination. Dilated examination showed a very small piece broken tip of pencil on the upper nasal quadrant of the lens. A small and linear deposition was also seen on endothelial surface. Endothelial deposition and foreign body disappeared with intensive topical steroid treatment.