The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.



Traumatic iris perforation

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This young man was hit in his left eye by a flying metallic foreign body while welding. His vision dropped to hand movement as a result of traumatic cataract. Slit-lamp examination revealed an area of iris perforation in the inferonasal region and the CT scan showed intraocular foreign body in the globe. He underwent simultaneous cataract surgery and vitrectomy to remove the foreign body.


Left inferonasal iris perforation.


Close-up view of the iris perforation.


CT scan showed intraocular foreign body in the left globe.

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