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January 1980

Technique for Removing a Fishhook From the Posterior Segment of the Eye

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Eye and Ear Hospital. Dr Grand is now with Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(1):152-153. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020030154019

• A man was admitted to the hospital with a penetrating injury to the eye caused by a fishhook. One of the current techniques for removing cutaneously embedded hooks was used to remove it. This technique, in conjunction with detachment surgery, resulted in the successful restoration of vision in our patient. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the successful removal of a fishhook that penetrated the retina and lay within the vitreous of the eye.