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Use of leeches in a case of severe periorbital haematoma.
  1. M J Menage and
  2. G Wright
  1. West of England Eye Infirmary, Exeter.


    A case of severe penetrating eye injury and resulting periorbital haematoma is described. Leeches applied to the eyelids enabled examination of the globe to be carried out and improved the surgical approach. Leeches provide a speedy and efficient means of reducing a periorbital haematoma.

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