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Intraocular cilium masquerading as a parasite.

Authors
  • Rossi, Tommaso
  • Schubert, Hermann D
  • Michieletto, Paolo
  • Balestrazzi, Alessandra
  • Iossa, Mario
  • Mutolo, P Alessandro
Type
Published Article
Journal
Retinal cases & brief reports
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
2
Issue
1
Pages
70–72
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/01.ICB.0000258407.13879.50
PMID: 25389624
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Eyelashes as IOFBs have been described in several reports and are invariably associated with penetrating trauma. Intraocular cilia with no apparent history of trauma have been rarely reported. Our patient had a very peculiar presentation because of the "fluffy" bright white "capsule" that although readily visible resembled a parasite more than a cilium. The presence of adipose tissue at the base of the cilium that may have been dragged with the eyelash at the time of penetration is also a matter of speculation.

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