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

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



Exposed explant

Photo by Professor Chua Chung Nen

This 55 year-old Australian tourist was seen in the eye casualty complaining of recurrent discharge from the right eye. The discharge was not helped by the chloramphenicol eyedrop prescribed by her GP prior to leaving Australia. Examination revealed exposed explant covered with eyelashes and debris. She had had a retinal detachment operation 3 years earlier. The lashes and debris were removed and she was prescribed G garasone qds (dexamethasone and gentamicin) and oral augmentin for 5 days (as she was traveling to the jungle). She was advised to have the explant removed on her return to Australia.


Conjunctival cavity covered with eyelashes and debris.


Eyelashes and debris removed from the cavity.


Exposed explant after clearing the debris.

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