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Medical Services Advisory Committee. The removal of imbedded corneal foreign bodies by an optometrist. Canberra: Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). MSAC application 1243. 2014
An imbedded corneal foreign body is normally removed using a hypodermic needle, foreign body gouge, fine forceps or similar surgical instrument under magnification provided by a slit lamp biomicroscope. The technique used depends upon the location, depth and degree of 'imbeddedness', as well as the foreign body material. The aim is to remove the foreign body with minimal ocular tissue disruption, which hastens recovery and minimises corneal scar tissue formation.
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Corneal Injuries; Eye Foreign Bodiess; Eye Injuries, Penetrating; Optometry
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