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April 1999

Nailing Down the Diagnosis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(4):548. doi:10.1001/archopht.117.4.548

A 45-YEAR-OLD man who was not wearing safety glasses sustained an eye injury while hammering. Visual acuity was 20/30 OU. External examination revealed a nail embedded 1 mm posterior to the limbus near the ciliary body (Figure 1). The anterior chamber had cells (4+) but no layered hyphema. The lens was clear. Treatment with intravenous vancomycin hydrochloride and ceftazidime was begun.

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