Transscleral ocular siderosis.

PubMed ID: 331964

Author(s): Burch PG, Albert DM. Transscleral ocular siderosis. Am J Ophthalmol. 1977 Jul;84(1):90-7. PMID 331964

Journal: American Journal Of Ophthalmology, Volume 84, Issue 1, Jul 1977

Intraocular migration of iron from iron foreign bodies in an extraocular or intrascleral location was studied in rabbits. Focal changes occurred in the choroid and retina beneath the foreign bodies. Significant amounts of iron diffused through the sclera into the globes. This iron was typically deposited in the epithelium of the ciliary processes and in the tissues at the choroid-scleral junction in the posterior pole.