|Year : 2022 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 634
Intraocular air gun pellet
Amber Amar Bhayana, Shorya Vardhan Azad, Priyanka Prasad, Shashi Prakash, Antriksh Wahi
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
|Date of Web Publication||13-Apr-2022|
Amber Amar Bhayana
Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Bhayana AA, Azad SV, Prasad P, Prakash S, Wahi A. Intraocular air gun pellet. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:634
A 45-year-old otherwise healthy female had a post open globe injury subretinal air gun pellet for which we did a pars plana vitrectomy and lensectomy and explanted via a 9 mm corneal incision [Figure 1]a,[Figure 1]b,[Figure 1]c,[Figure 1]d,[Figure 1]e,[Figure 1]f and [Video 1][Additional file 1]. Air guns fire projectiles,,,, pneumatically with compressed air without involving any chemical reactions involved in a normal firearm, in use for recreations and pest control. The air gun pellet was nonmagnetic, required use of foreign body grasping forceps (gripping at location of least dimension—here the neck–[Figure 1]d), and a circumferential corneal incision of 9 mm was required for a relatively diametrically small foreign body on account of its three-dimensional symmetrical configuration. We were able to successfully reattach the retina under oil tamponade, with best-corrected visual acuity 1/60, 2 months postoperatively.
|Figure 1: (a) Air gun pellet in vitreous cavity; (b) iris hook retractors in situ, foreign body held with forceps, and corneal incision being made; (c) foreign body being exteriorized; (d) foreign body explanted; (e) transverse and longitudinal dimensions of the foreign body; and (f) foreign body in situ on CT scan|
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