Asymptomatic Intracorneal Graphite Deposits following Graphite Pencil Injury

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Philip, Swetha Sara; John, Deepa; John, Sheeja Susan;
(2012)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine,volume 2,012 (issn: 2090-6722, eissn: 2090-6730)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2012/720201, pmc: PMC3350254
  • Subject: RE1-994 | Case Report | Ophthalmology | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: eye diseases | education | genetic structures | behavioral disciplines and activities | sense organs

Reports of graphite pencil lead injuries to the eye are rare. Although graphite is considered to remain inert in the eye, it has been known to cause severe inflammation and damage to ocular structures. We report a case of a 12-year-old girl with intracorneal graphite fo... View more
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