siderosis bulbi

siderosis bulbi

The damaging eye condition that follows retention of an iron-containing intraocular foreign body. Iron in the eye leads to a spectrum of damage affecting the iris, lens, retina and optic nerve. Outlook for vision may be poor unless the foreign body is removed.

siderosis bulbi 

Deposit of iron produced by an iron foreign body in the ocular tissues. It is characterized by a reddish-brown discoloration of the surrounding tissue. See heterochromia; iron line.
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Small ILFBs not involving the visual axis could be managed conservatively until the progression of cataract, ocular inflammation, and signs of siderosis bulbi in the metallic foreign bodies.
Siderosis bulbi as a result of iron retention is characterized by rust coloured corneal stroma, iris heterochromia, mydriasis, decreased vision, lenticular deposits, cataract, retinal degeneration and glaucoma.
Retained IOFB was seen in 6 eyes (26.08%), confirmed on B-Scan USG and one patient developed features of siderosis bulbi due to retained IOFB.