Definition of Corneal Foreign Body Removal

Reviewed on 2/23/2021

Corneal foreign body removal is a procedure to remove foreign material that has become lodged in the cornea of the eye. The cornea is the transparent layer that covers the front of the eye. Removal of foreign bodies from the cornea must be performed in order to avoid pain or complications such as infection or damage to the eye. The procedure is often performed in clinics or emergency departments.


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