Plant foreign body with lens rupture and endophthalmitis

Source 10 year old spayed female Australian cattle dog, OS, VMTH pathology number 00B1592, clinic number 321174
Fixative Bouin's
Stain hematoxylin & eosin
Notes A piece of plant material, presumably a star thistle, entered the eye through conjunctiva and sclera posterior to the limbus and became embedded in the lens; notice the inflammatory cells infiltrating the lens tissue and the plant material
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Legend arrow - plant material, i - inflammatory exudate, L - lens
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