Silent foreign body in the optic nerve: A case report

Izchak Beiran, Irena Krasnitz, Eedy Mezer, Benjamin Miller

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A case is reported of a man with an unnoticed intraocular foreign body lodged in his left optic nerve. The foreign body had penetrated the eye 33 years earlier, and it was diagnosed in a routine examination. The patient developed bilateral glaucoma (both open-angle and angle-closure types), with a marked difference in neuropathy between his eyes. The authors suggest that the marked difference is an outcome of the compromised optic nerve that contained the foreign body in the nerve head.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology - Glaucoma
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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