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Reversible retinal toxicity associated with retained intravitreal copper foreign body in the absence of intraocular inflammation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Margaret Dayan, David Cottrell, Dr Keith Mitchell


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Purpose: To report on a patient mho developed retinal toxicity from an intraocular copper foreign body in the absence of any signs of chalcosis or inflammation. Method: Case report. Result: Removal of the copper foreign body resulted in electroretinographic improvement and the patient has retained good vision. Conclusion: Retinal toxicity from intraocular copper can be subclinical and such foreign bodies should be removed. Removal of the foreign body can be associated with at least partial reversal of retinal toxicity.

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Author(s): Dayan MR, Cottrell DG, Mitchell KW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica

Year: 1999

Volume: 77

Issue: 5

Pages: 597-598

Print publication date: 01/10/1999

ISSN (print): 1395-3907

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Publisher: Acta Philologica Scandinavica


DOI: 10.1034/j.1600-0420.1999.770525.x


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