ISSN 0886-3067

Volume No 36 Issue No 3

Persistent Lower Lid Swelling in an Infant Impacted Foreign Body!

Ophthalmologists, including general practitioners definitely encounter ocular foreign bodies in their clinics. The conjunctival fornices are potential sites of impaction. We report a case of a 9-month infant boy who was referred to us for a persistent lower lid swelling for one month. He had already been to an eye specialist before presenting to us. Upon examination, a round, pink coloured, toy cart-wheel came out of his lower eye lid of the right eye. Surprisingly, there was no associated conjunctival or adnexal damage. The authors wish to emphasize the importance of taking a thorough history and adequate general physical examination. A missing part of a toy, elucidated on history, should always raise the suspicion among parents and/or care givers for a probable foreign body in infants and children.

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