Needle-like subtarsal foreign body in a patient with no history of injury: case report

  • Wani G. Mena
Keywords: Subtarsal foreign bodies, ocular morbidity, fluorescein staining, case report,

Abstract

Subtarsal foreign bodies (FB) are a significant cause of ocular discomfort and are often missed on slit lamp examination of the everted upper eye lid. We report a patient with a needle-like subtarsal FB which was missed on repeated examinations over a three-month period. Staining with fluorescein and observation of scratch marks on epithelial surface of the cornea can give a clue to the presence of such a FB.

Key words: Subtarsal foreign bodies, ocular morbidity, fluorescein staining, case report

Published
2021-03-30
Section
Case Reports

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eISSN: 2309-4613
print ISSN: 2309-4605