Suspected Endothelial Pencil Graphite Deposition

  • Gül A
  • Can E
  • Yücel Ö
  • et al.
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A 14-year-old male patient had an ocular trauma with a pencil. Biomicroscopic examination revealed a broken part of pencil into the cornea. Foreign body removal and corneal wound closure were performed in the same day. After corneal repair, there was a grade 4+ anterior chamber reaction just like in preoperative examination. Dilated examination showed a very small piece broken tip of pencil on the upper nasal quadrant of the lens. A small and linear deposition was also seen on endothelial surface. Endothelial deposition and foreign body disappeared with intensive topical steroid treatment.




Gül, A., Can, E., Yücel, Ö. E., Niyaz, L., Akgün, H. İ., & Arıtürk, N. (2013). Suspected Endothelial Pencil Graphite Deposition. Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine, 2013, 1–3.

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