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The Sciences

NCBI ROFL: And the August "no sh*t, Sherlock" award goes to...

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflAugust 3, 2011 4:00 AM

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Fish-hook injuries: a risk for fishermen. "Fishing is one of the best known and practiced human activities. However, you should remember that, when casting the hook from the riverbank or grasping it to add bait, fishermen run a real risk of injury if the hook punctures the skin. Briefly we describe a case where a young, 32-year-old fisherman who was reeling the hook back to shore when it hit him in the face and embedded itself in his upper eyelid. Upon examination, the eye was found to be unharmed and the hook was removed through a small incision and the aid of a local anesthetic.In the light of this case report, we think it a good idea to advise our friends and patients who we know to be fishermen to wear some form of eye protection as a precaution."

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