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Case 21: Zone I Open Globe Injury with Anterior Foreign Body from a Pencil Tip

  • Benjamin Jastrzembski
  • Natalie Wolkow
  • Seanna Grob
  • Ankoor S. Shah
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Abstract

An 11-year-old boy presented with a Zone I open-globe injury of the right eye with a piece of pencil graphite embedded in the wound. The patient underwent repair of the open-globe injury with removal of the pencil graphite piece, scraping of the corneal wound edges, and tight wound apposition with 10-0 nylon sutures to promote optimal healing of the round corneal wound. Four weeks following the injury, the corneal sutures were removed in the operating room due to the patient’s age. The patient had a final visual acuity of 20/20 in the injured eye.

Keywords

Zone 1 open-globe injury Pencil Anterior foreign body Pediatrics 

Supplementary material

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Jastrzembski
    • 1
  • Natalie Wolkow
    • 1
  • Seanna Grob
    • 1
  • Ankoor S. Shah
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyHarvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and EarBostonUSA

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