Intraocular metal splinter

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


A toolmaker scheduled for MRI of the lumbar spine. History of previous eye injury.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male


Metallic density object lies posteriorly in the globe. 

Case Discussion

Intra-orbital metallic foreign bodies are an absolute contraindication against MRI.

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Case information

rID: 14232
Published: 8th Jul 2011
Last edited: 13th Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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