International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Ophthalmology | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023

Different Types of Ocular Surface Foreign Bodies and their Location in the Eye: A Hospital Based Study

Dr. Vinitkumar Mahajani | Dr. Snehal Sampatrao Pakhare | Prathmesh Yadav

Abstract: Purpose of the study: To find out the aetiology of ocular surface foreign bodies and their different location in the eye. Study Design: A hospital based cross sectional study. Total duration of the study was six month. Duration and Place: This study was conducted at Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, Lahan, Siraha, Nepal from January 2019 to June 2019. Material and Methods: History was taken from all patients and slit lamp examination was performed. Age and sex were recorded for all patients. Different types of extra ocular foreign bodies were identified and their respective location in the eye was noted. Results: There were 120 patients with extra ocular surface foreign bodies included in this study. Corneal foreign bodies were most common. The common location for different ocular foreign bodies included small metal particle on cornea in 36 [30.15 %] eyes, vegetative particle on cornea in 27 [22.50 %], insect wing in upper eyelid sub tarsal plate in 18 [ 15.0 %], plastic particle on cornea in 9 [7.54 %], an insect body part in lower eyelid inferior fornix in 6 [5.03 %], cotton thread or cloth in upper eyelid sub tarsal space in 5 [4.02 %], dust or fire cracker particles on cornea in 18 [15.07 %] eyes and misplaced bandage contact lens in 1 [0.83 %] case. Conclusion: The common location of extra ocular surface foreign body was cornea and common aetiology of ocular surface injury was metal particle.

Keywords: Corneal Injuries, Extra ocular Surface, Metallic Foreign Body, Location

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,

Pages: 2402 - 2405

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