Improvement of siderotic ERG.

Academic Article


  • For fear of endophthalmitis and siderosis, ferrous intraocular foreign bodies are usually removed as soon as they are discovered; markedly reduced, siderotic ERG changes are considered permanent. We report a patient who presented with a chronically retained intravitreal foreign body and significant clinical as well as electrophysiologic signs of siderosis. Only 3 months after surgery, the ERG showed almost complete recovery. If siderosis is not present, adequate and regular follow-up examinations may in certain cases substitute for immediate removal of chronically retained intraocular foreign bodies.
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  • Kuhn F; Witherspoon CD; Skalka H; Morris R
  • Start Page

  • 44
  • End Page

  • 45
  • Volume

  • 2
  • Issue

  • 1