Clinical Evaluation of Ocular Foreign Bodies


  • Pranali Shah1 , V.H.Karambelkar2



ocular trauma, ocular foreign bodies, incidence, visual outcome.


Background : Ocular foreign body can affect at any age as well as in both genders. Foreign body introduction

in eye leads to various disturbances which can create significant health related problem. The study of the

ocular foreign body gives unparalleled opportunities in reducing morbidity as well as for realizing significant

savings for both financial as well as human terms.

Material and Method: This prospective study was conducted in ophthalmology department at of Krishna

hospital, Karad, Hundred patients with ocular foreign bodies were included in study with consideration of

inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Results : A study of 100 subjects showed that incidence of extraocular foreign bodies is very common

compared to intraocular foreign bodies. Amongst that, corneal foreign bodies found to be have highest

incidence. Commonest foreign body observed -iron particle (43%) and thorn/vegetative material (38%).

Average age-40 years. Males are having higher incidence than females. Average interval between incident

and intervention – 2.6 days (day 0 to day 10). Amongst the affected population, farmers and welders are

maximum in number.

Conclusion : Though incidence of intraocular foreign body is very less, it has bad prognosis in relation with

vision as well as progresses to endophthalmitis. Early visit to ophthalmologist showed better prognosis and

thus visual outcome specially in cases of vegetative foreign body in which delayed treatment lead to further


Author Biography

  • Pranali Shah1 , V.H.Karambelkar2

    1 Resident, 2Professor and Head of Department, Department of Ophthalmology, Krishna Institute Of Medical

    Sciences To Be Deemed University, Karad, Maharashtra, India




How to Cite

Clinical Evaluation of Ocular Foreign Bodies. (2020). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 550-556.