University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Metallic FB in CB

50 years before this video was shot this 70-year old patient was grinding high quality steel and felt something strike his left eye. He was not examined at that point and had been doing well for many years. He developed glaucoma in both eyes, which was more difficult to control in this left eye. Suddenly, 50 years after his injury he developed a peaked pupil. He was found to have metal in his ciliary body.