Object on the Cornea 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:
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:
- Visual acuity
- X-ray of the orbit
Less commonly performed tests for eye foreign body include:
- CT scan of the orbits
- MRI scan of the brain and orbits
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