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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 135-136

Gossypiboma of the eye

Department of Vitreoretina, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Simakurthy Sriram
Department of Vitreoretina, Sankara Eye Hospital, Guntur - 522 509, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1566_20

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A 50-year-old male patient with proliferative diabetic retinopathy with vitreous hemorrhage underwent vitrectomy with oil tamponade. At 1 week post-operative visit, we noticed a retained cotton fiber with adjacent exudation. Patient was started on oral steroids with a subsequent clearing of exudation within 2 weeks. Inadvertent foreign body implantation after an intraocular surgery occurs more frequently than expected. To date, there is no published report of retained cotton fiber in the vitreous cavity. We present a rare case of pre-retinal retained cotton fiber post-vitrectomy with resultant inflammation and its clinical course.

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