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A 4-YEAR-OLD boy played with a steak knife in the kitchen by himself,
and on falling to the floor, the knife inadvertently stabbed his right upper
eyelid (Figure 1). He was transferred
immediately to our emergency department for management of this severe injury.
As his right eye could not be opened due to incarceration of the knife, which
lay just between the eyebrow and the upper lid, eyeball perforation was highly
suspected and could not be ruled out after reviewing plain x-ray films (Figure 2) and even computed tomographic scans
Chang Y, Kao P, Lee S, Tseng S. Severe Stab Injury of the Eyelid Can Mimic Eyeball Perforation. Arch Ophthalmol. 2002;120(10):1410-1411. doi:10.1001/archopht.120.10.1410