|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 612
Retained intracorneal and intracameral eyelashes following blunt trauma
Ramya Natarajan1, Dilip K Mishra2, Pragnya Rao3, Sunita Chaurasia3
1 Department of Ophthalmic Biophysics, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
2 Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
3 Cornea and Anterior Segment Services, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
|Date of Web Publication||13-Apr-2022|
Cornea and Anterior Segment Services, The Cornea Institute, L V Prasad Eye Institute, L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana
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Natarajan R, Mishra DK, Rao P, Chaurasia S. Retained intracorneal and intracameral eyelashes following blunt trauma. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:612
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Natarajan R, Mishra DK, Rao P, Chaurasia S. Retained intracorneal and intracameral eyelashes following blunt trauma. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Apr 2];2:612. Available from: https://www.ijoreports.in/text.asp?2022/2/2/612/342914
A 12-year-old boy presented with a self-sealed corneal tear with two eyelashes embedded within the stroma and communicating with the anterior chamber reaching up to the angles at 2'o clock following an injury with a stone [Figure 1]. The surgical removal of intraocular cilia was performed. Intraocular cilia may present in conjunctiva, cornea, anterior chamber, lens, iris, ciliary body, and retina. If not removed, it may cause a granulomatous reaction, cyst formation in the anterior chamber, and structural changes such as fragmentation, depigmentation, and gradual absorption., Whenever possible, surgical extraction of the retained intraocular cilia should be performed.
|Figure 1: (a) Slit-lamp images of the left eye shows the sealed corneal tear with cilium within the cornea and (b) communication with the anterior chamber (pointed with arrows)|
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