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Management of a misidentified and misnumbered intraocular glass foreign body with an endoscope in a case of endophthalmitis
  1. Pratima Singh Thakur1,
  2. David Aggarwal1 and
  3. Brijesh Takkar1,2
  1. 1Smt Kanuri Santhamma Centre for Vitreoretinal diseases, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  2. 2Indian Health Outcomes, Public Health, and Economics Research (IHOPE) Centre, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brijesh Takkar; britak.aiims{at}


An endoscope is a useful adjunct for the retinal surgeon to overcome haze of a compromised anterior segment. It allows early surgery in trauma and infections which translates to better results. Intraocular glass foreign body is a challenging condition, demanding highly skilled surgical expertise. We present endoscopic removal of an intraocular foreign glass body in a badly traumatised and infected eye. The surgical challenge was accentuated by an imaging misdiagnosis of ‘twin metallic foreign bodies’.

  • ophthalmology
  • retina

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  • Contributors Data collection: PST. Manuscript scribbling: PST and DA. Picture editing: DA. Manuscript editing: BT. Literature search: PST and BT.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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