Journal of Ophthalmology

Ocular Trauma and Intraocular Foreign Body

Publishing date
01 Aug 2021
Submission deadline
26 Mar 2021

Lead Editor

1Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, India

2University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

3Tilganga Eye Center, Kathmandu, Nepal

4Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria

5Ratan Jyoti Netralaya and Ophthalmic Institute, Gwalior, India

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Ocular Trauma and Intraocular Foreign Body

This issue is now closed for submissions.


Ocular trauma is one of the major causes of blindness, with most ocular trauma happening in the workplace. It constitutes a large portion of the patients that seek an ophthalmologist’s attention. Open globe injury is associated with around 18-40% cases of intraocular foreign body (IOFB). Apart from direct mechanical damage, IOFB can also cause endophthalmitis and metallosis. The visual prognosis depends on the zone of injury, type, and size of the foreign body causing the injury and the associated complications. Apart from the topic being important for daily practice, it is associated with a number of controversies.

The various challenges of the field include the lack of studies regarding epidemiology and long-term prognosis as well as inconsistency in diagnostic and management protocols. The role played by electrophysiology in management if IOFB needs further evaluation. The management of challenging situations like large metallic FBs, non-metallic FBs, associated collateral damage to ocular tissue, retinal detachment, metallosis, and sympathetic ophthalmia needs more discussion, with special focus on newer surgical techniques and instruments. The timing of surgery for IOFB is also debatable. While some authors advocate removal in the primary surgery, other prefer to wait.

In this Special Issue, we invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles on studies related to ocular trauma and IOFB.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Overview of siderosis bulbi, IOFB, the localization of IOFB, and techniques of IOFB removal
  • Epidemiology of IOFB injury
  • Firecracker injury
  • Prognosis of IOFB and siderosis bulbi
  • Complications associated with ocular trauma and their management
  • Newer techniques and instruments for IOFB removal
  • Role of electrophysiology in management of metallic IOFB
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