Corneal Foreign Body Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 17, 2018
  • Author: Mounir Bashour, MD, PhD, CM, FRCSC, FACS; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Any eye after trauma, especially with a foreign body, needs to be evaluated for a ruptured globe and an intraocular foreign body.

Consider the possibility of an underlying corneal sensation problem. In this setting, corneal abrasions may heal poorly and may recur easily if a problem exists with corneal sensation. See Keratopathy, Neurotrophic.

Differential Diagnoses