January 2000

The Hook Is Not the Most Dangerous

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Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(1):149. doi:

Congratulations to Dr Deramo and colleagues on their interesting case report, which clearly explained a new technique to remove a fishhook from the eyelid.1 I would like to add another observation. We recently treated a 22-year-old man with a fishhook injury. One barbed hook of a treble fishhook was embedded in the right upper eyelid (Figure 1). In addition, there was a corneoscleral laceration in the inferior nasal quadrant caused by the 20-g sinker. The eye was enucleated a few weeks later.

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