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"embedded in the orbit for six weeks?" I think i may have just puked on myself. Awesome.|W|P|113820671981725569|W|P|More Anatomy|W|P|
Fig. 190. -- Breech-pin removed from the orbit (Actual size.)
at the time the patient was not aware of the fact. Recovery followed its extraction, the vision and movements of the eye being unimpaired.According to the Philosophical Transactions 10.20 a laborer thrust a long lath with great violence into the inner canthus of the left eye of his fellow workman, Edward Roberts. The lath broke off short, leaving a piece two inches long, 1/2 inch wide, and 1/4 inch thick, in situ. Roberts rode about a mile to the surgery of Mr. Justinian Morse, who extracted it with much difficulty; recovery followed, together with restoration of the sight and muscular action. The lath was supposed to have passed behind the eyeball. Collette 10.21 speaks of an instance in which 186 pieces of glass were extracted from the left orbit, the whole mass weighing 186 Belgian grains. They were blown in by a gust of wind that broke a pane of glass; after extraction no affection of the brain or eye occurred. Watson 10.22 speaks of a case in which a chip of steel 3/8 inch long was imbedded in cellular tissue of the orbit for four days, and was removed without injury to the eye. Wordsworth 10.23 reports a case in which a foreign body was deeply imbedded in the orbit for six weeks, and was removed .