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Object in the Eye Evaluation

Evaluation of an eye foreign body begins with a history and physical examination. This includes vision testing, examining the retina with an ophthalmoscope, and a slit lamp exam.

Physical findings with eye foreign body may include:

  • Visible eye foreign body

Tests are usually not necessary, but may be used to determine severity of the injury to the eye itself.

Tests to evaluate eye foreign body may include:

Less commonly performed tests for eye foreign body include:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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