Detection of vitrector shavings on OCT.
Retinal cases & brief reports
PURPOSE: To describe multiple retained intraocular foreign bodies felt to be from a vitrectomy instrument.
METHODS: Observational case report.
PATIENT: A 66-year-old male with history of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repaired with PPV, scleral buckle, endolaser, and fluid-air exchange presented with dyschromatopsia OD.
RESULTS: OCT demonstrated metallic vitrector shavings detected on OCT above the optic nerve head and macula. Repeat OCT 9 months later demonstrated movement of the vitrector shavings throughout the vitreous.
CONCLUSION: We demonstrate retained intraocular foreign body shavings which are rarely seen following vitrectomy. These can be confirmed using OCT.
Silvasi TL, Omari AA, Sitto MM, Gupta CK, Williams GA. Detection of vitrector shavings on OCT. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2023 Jul 25. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000001464. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37527502.