chalcosis

chalcosis

 [kal-ko´sis]
copper deposits in tissue.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

chal·co·sis

(kal-kō'sis),
Chronic copper poisoning.
Synonym(s): chalkitis
[G. chalkos, copper, brass]
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chalcosis

Copper poisoning. Abnormal deposition of copper in the tissues.
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Siderosis and chalcosis produce severe inflammation and sterile endophthalmitis hard to manage, so the timing of IOFB removal is an important risk factor for clinical outcome.
Besides collateral damage the eye with IOFB have increased risk of infection and may suffer from specific reaction due to chemical nature of IOFB like siderosis and chalcosis. Management of IOFB includes not only IOFB removal but to address the other issues like collateral damage, prevention and treatment of infection and specific chemical reactions6.
It is important that all intraocular metallic foreign bodies are removed as they place the eye at high risk of developing the devastating condition of ocular siderosis (chalcosis if copper is the foreign body) in later years.