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C. W., a 7-yr.-old child, fell forward on a solid brass curtain rod that he had been carrying in his hand. The rod was I/4 in. (6.5 mm.) in diameter and 20 in. (50.8 cm.) in length. When the child got up, the rod had all but disappeared through a wound in the left lower lid just above the orbital margin. He was promptly sent to the hospital, where he showed no ill effects other than the wound to the orbit. Examination showed the curtain rod protruding under the left eye, the globe having been pushed upward slightly. The pupil reacted normally, and, except for some limitation in downward gaze, the eye appeared unharmed. The patient was able to
Field HB. FOREIGN BODY (CURTAIN ROD) PENETRATING ORBIT, PHARYNX, AND NECK, WITH COMPLETE RECOVERY. AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;46(2):157-158. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700020163007