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Eyelid hook injury - a preventable domestic injury.


Omar, Nazri and Md. Salleh, Rafidah (2009) Eyelid hook injury - a preventable domestic injury. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology , 23 (3-4). pp. 219-220. ISSN 1319-4534


The aim of this report is to describe the presentation and management of eyelid injury resulting from the hook of a rubber string. A seven-year-old boy presented with pain of the right upper eyelid. A rubber string with metal hook ends, snatched his right eye from below. The hook pierced through his upper eyelid from the conjunctival surface and remained in situ. However, there was no globe laceration noted. Removal was performed by reverse-tracking of the hook through the wound. The wound was stitched with 6'0 Vicryl sutures. Healing was excellent with minimal scarring.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjopt.2009.10.007
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Children; Eyelid; Hook injury.
Depositing User: Raja Norazlinda Raja Azenam
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2013 06:46
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2013 06:46
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14685
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