Q. Will accidental entry of metal shavings into eyes lead to dry eyes and cataract?

Answered by Dr. Asif Manzoor and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M

 

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Hello doctor,

I had an injury to my eyes seven months back. I got metal shavings in both and had to remove and left scars on my retina. Since then everything is blurry and went to the eye doctor last month. My prescription has not changed. They say I have dry eye and starting of cataracts. Can the injury be a result of those things? I did not have a problem before.


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Dr. Asif Manzoor
M.B.B.S., MRCS EDIN. OPHTHALMOLOGY., FCPS OPHTHALMOLOGY
Ophthalmology (Eye Care

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Welcome to icliniq.com.

Blurred vision may be due to a corneal problem, cataract or retinal scars. After trauma, all these complications can occur. Dry eyes will improve with artificial tears and cornea will get normal. But any corneal scar or opacity will remain and can hinder in vision. Cataract may be age-related or due to trauma. So if it is visually significant it is treated by surgical removal and intraocular lens implantation and your doctor will guide you when it needs to remove.

The retinal scar can cause decrease vision significantly if they involve a central part of the retina called macula responsible for sharpest vision. But we can do much to treat retinal scars. So things to do are treat dry eyes and cataract (if surgery needed). I would suggest you visit your eye doctor and he will guide you accordingly.

 
 
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