Four instances are reported in which nerves in the eye region were pulled out accidentally during or after surgery. Relatively long portions of nerves were obtained each time, and it seems worthwhile for the eye surgeon to know that nerves can be pulled out easily.
Wolter JR. Nerves Pulled Out During or After Eye SurgeryAn Unusual Complication?. Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(6):432-434. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050432002