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Pseudo retinitis pigmentosa in a case of missed intraocular foreign body
  1. Shreyas Temkar5,
  2. Ritika Mukhija5,
  3. Pradeep Venkatesh5,
  4. Rohan Chawla1
  1. 5All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), NewDelhi, India
  2. 1Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Shreyas Temkar, shreyastemkar{at}


A 35-year-old man presented with history of painless, progressive loss of vision in the left eye for the past 7 years. There was history of trauma to the same eye with an iron object 7 years prior. Fundus examination revealed pigmentary retinopathy (unilateral advanced retinitis pigmentosa (RP)-like picture). X-ray orbits were suspicious of retained intraocular foreign body (IOFB). CT orbits confirmed the presence of IOFB. Electroretinogram revealed depressed responses. Right eye examination was within normal limits. A diagnosis of siderosis bulbi with unilateral pseudo RP-like fundus was made. No surgical intervention was planned for IOFB in view of poor visual prognosis.

  • ophthalmology
  • radiology
  • emergency medicine

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  • Contributors Conception and design: ST, RM, PV, RC. Planning and conduct: ST, RM. Acquisition of data or analysis and interpretation of data: ST, RM. Drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content: ST, PV, RC. All the authors agree to be accountable for the article and ensure that all questions regarding the accuracy or integrity of the article are investigated and resolved.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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