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July 3, 1909

SCISSORS-MAGNET EXTRACTION OF IRON FROM EYEBALL

JAMA. 1909;LIII(1):13-14. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550010014002b
Abstract

ABSTRACT OF DISCUSSION  Dr. W. M. Sweet, Philadelphia: Many cases of injury from bodies are not seen by the oculist until weeks or months after the injury; then it is often impossible to remove the steel, owing to the firm fibrous exudation about it; or even if the foreign body is removed, the disastrous effect of the tugging on the uveal structures can not be estimated. It is probable that a large proportion of the cases in which the steel was successfully removed but enucleation was later required on account of iridocyclitis are traceable to the injury caused by the pull of the magnet on the structures binding the foreign body in its imbedded position.As I showed in a recent paper, bodies in the vitreous chamber in the neighborhood of the equator or near the ciliary body usually drop into this

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