PIECE OF METAL UNDER THE EYELID

These are photos of a gentleman in his 60’s who came to us with an irritated left eye. He had been out in the wind and dust earlier that day. His eye was irritated. He was light sensitive. He felt something was in his eye.
I put fluorescein dye in the eye and discovered the abrasion at the 2 o’clock location on the cornea. There were also foreign body tracks adjacent to the abrasion. Sure enough, when flipping the lid, there was a small piece of metal embedded under the eyelid. I removed the foreign body, gave the patient antibiotic drops, and called him later that evening. He was doing much better!


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