Foreign Body Removal: The Principle of Attraction

December 31, 2006

An eye magnet can remove metallic objects lodged in the ear or nose, as wellas the occasional subcutaneous foreign body.

An eye magnet can remove metallic objects lodged in the ear or nose, as wellas the occasional subcutaneous foreign body. Use of the magnet avoids therisk of pushing an object deeper into a body cavity, especially the nose.
-- Betty J. McFadden, MD
   Greenville, SC