Figures 1-2. These are the slitlamp photographs of a young man with a history of a corneal laceration and traumatic cataract due to a high speed metallic foreign body. He underwent simultaneous corneal laceration repair, phacoemulsification, and placement of a posterior chamber sulcus fixated lens. Two months after presentation his vision in this eye was 20/20 with spectacle correction.
1. What radiologic studies would be helpful in the initial evaluation of a patient with a suspected metallic intraocular foreign body?
2. What types of prophylaxis against infection should be considered in a patient with an open globe injury?
3. When should primary removal of a traumatic cataract be considered?
4. When can simultaneous REPAIR of corneal laceration, removal of traumatic cataract, and placement of a PCIOL be considered?
5. When should sutures FROM the corneal laceration wound be removed?