Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México
versión impresa ISSN 1665-1146
Introduction. Injuries caused by fishing gear are common, but uncommon in the eye.When hooks are involved, removal must be careful and a complete revision of the rest of eye structures must be performed. Case report. A 13 years old male suffered a penetrating fishhook injury on the upper right eyelid. Extraction was performed under general anesthesia using an extra conjunctival horizontal technique approach with satisfactory outcome. Conclusion. The injuries caused by these objects are dangerous and extraction must be carefully done. A multidisciplinary approach must be performed.
Palabras llave : Fishhook; penetrating injury; eyelid.