Experimental Aspects of Implantation of Copper in the Vitreous of the Rabbit Eye

  • A. Ralph Rosenthal
Part of the Symposien der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft book series (OPH.GES.)


The most frequently encountered retained nonmagnetic foreign body clinically and pathologically is composed of pure copper or copper in association with zinc [1, 2]. The difficulties and potential sequelae associated with removal of intravitreal copper fragments in contrast to the possible consequences of retention have led to a series of experiments which deal with implantation of pure and alloyed copper foreign bodies into the vitreous of the rabbit eye. An attempt will be made to use the experimental data to draw practical conclusions which bear on the clinical course and management of patients with retained intravitreal copper foreign bodies.


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© J. F. Bergmann-Verlag, München 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ralph Rosenthal
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of OphthalmologyStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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