Foreign material on or in the corneal epithelium
Corneal epithelium disrupted:
Abrasion if only epithelium disrupted
Scar if deeper layers of cornea involved
Foreign material cau...
Foreign body (FB) sensation
Conjunctiva and sclera injection
Blurred or decreased vision
Visible FB or rust ring
Consult ophthalmologist for:
Vegetative material removal owing to risk of ulceration
Consider intraocular FB, especially with history of high-projectile objects or industrial tools.
Clinical evidence does not support eye patching for pain or healing.
After removal, m...
Ramakrishnan T, Constantinou M, Jhanji V, et al. Corneal metallic foreign body injuries due to suboptimal ocular protection. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2012;67(1):48–50.
T15.00XA Foreign body in cornea, unspecified eye, initial encounter
T15.01XA Foreign body in cornea, right eye, initial encounter
T15.02XA Foreign body in corne...
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