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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 2034509, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/2034509
Review Article

Posterior Segment Intraocular Foreign Body: Extraction Surgical Techniques, Timing, and Indications for Vitrectomy

Instituto de Oftalmología y Ciencias Visuales, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, NL, Mexico

Received 5 September 2016; Accepted 18 October 2016

Academic Editor: Robert Rejdak

Copyright © 2016 Dante A. Guevara-Villarreal and Patricio J. Rodríguez-Valdés. 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.

Abstract

Ocular penetrating injury with Intraocular Foreign Body (IOFB) is a common form of ocular injury. Several techniques to remove IOFB have been reported by different authors. The aim of this publication is to review different timing and surgical techniques related to the extraction of IOFB. Material and Methods. A PubMed search on “Extraction of Intraocular Foreign Body,” “Timing for Surgery Intraocular Foreign Body,” and “Surgical Technique Intraocular Foreign Body” was made. Results. Potential advantages of immediate and delayed IOFB removal have been reported with different results. Several techniques to remove IOFB have been reported by different authors with good results. Conclusion. The most important factor at the time to perform IOFB extraction is the experience of the surgeon.