OBJECTIVE: to determine the complications and visual outcome of intraocular foreign body presented to a tertiary care centre of
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, interventional case Series
PLACE AND DURATION: At Department of Ophthalmology, Govt Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar from 1st July 2011 to 31st Jan 2013.
METHODOLOGY: 37 cases with intraocular foreign body from outdoor department were admitted for management. Patients were examined after detailed history and important findings noted.
RESULTS: The study population comprised of 37 cases. Male were in majority (70.2%). majority of our patients were young. Mean age 33 years. Common complications of intraocular foreign body include vitreous hemorrhage (32.4%), retinal detachment (37.8%), scleral perforation (32.4%) and endophthalmitis (27%). Visual progression was poor in majority of the eyes (54.04%).
CONCLUSION: Most serious cause of intraocular foreign body was Bomb Blast injury. Visual prognosis was poor in majority of the eyes; delayed presentation and complicated BBI were the top reasons.
Intraocular Foreign Body, Ocular Trauma, Visual Outcome, Complications.