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December 1973

Nerves Pulled Out During or After Eye Surgery: An Unusual Complication?

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich
From the departments of ophthalmology and pathology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1973;90(6):432-434. doi:10.1001/archopht.1973.01000050432002

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.