Seeing Lightning

Jose Saldana describes the accident as “seeing lightning.” In July while working to pry up old flooring at his mother-in-law’s house he struck a metal object with a hammer and an object flew into his left eye.  Two days after the accident Jose was referred to Eastmont Retina Clinic in Oakland, which is staffed by retina specialists. Dr. Judy Chen diagnosed him with an intraocular foreign body and immediately called the clinic at The Eye Institute. On the fourth day, Dr. Chen and attending Dr. Arthur Fu performed a pars plana virectomy and removal of the intraocular foreign body.