An Ear (Instrument) for an Eye: A More-Than-Fair Exchange

December 31, 2006

Removal of a foreign body embeddedin a patient’s cornea can be a challenge.Needles so close to the eyecause patient apprehension.

Removal of a foreign body embeddedin a patient's cornea can be a challenge.Needles so close to the eyecause patient apprehension. Cottonswabs are too soft to be effective.I have found that a pediatric cerumenspoon has a combination of flexibilityand rigidity that makes it an optimalinstrument for this delicate task.-- Susan Creal, PA-C
   Lincoln, Neb