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Diagnosis, management, and outcome of an intralenticular foreign body in a dog: A case report

Andrea Kashani-Carver
Gemma Turner
Gisela Escalada Caliz
Amna Salih
Casey Jordan
Prado Cebrian
Robert Lowe


Background: Intra-lenticular foreign bodies are rare in veterinary medicine and uncommon in human medicine. Approximately 50% of perforating ocular injuries in canines have lenticular involvement. Treatment choices include conservative management and surgical options. Retained intra-lenticular foreign body with delayed removal has not been reported in animals.
Case Description: A 3-year-old male neutered Lurcher presented with right-sided ocular discomfort and a sealed  fullthickness corneal perforation. The full ophthalmic examination could not be performed at the initial presentation due to miosis. Recrudescence of anterior uveitis was seen post-drug cessation. Re-evaluation of the eye with a mydriatic pupil revealed an intra-lenticular foreign body. Surgical removal via phacoemulsification was performed 8 weeks after the initial perforating injury. The eye remains visual, comfortable, and normotensive 50 months post-operatively.   Conclusion: This is the first report of an encapsulated, retained intra-lenticular foreign body with delayed removal in a  dog. Mydriasis and repeat examinations are of crucial importance when evaluating eyes post-perforation. 

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