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Practical procedures

Removing a foreign body from the eye

Trevor Jp Hodson
The majority of ocular foreign bodies are located superficially. With correct technique, most of these can be removed safely in the office setting.
Key Points

    Foreign bodies in the eye are a relatively common clinical problem. A wide variety of material is encountered: small metal fragments, sand particles, pieces of glass, seed husks, and so on.

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