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Med J Malaysia. 2009 Sep;64(3):244-5.

Penetrating ocular injury by durian fruit.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Sarawak General Hospital, 93586 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. tedmy@yahoo.com

Abstract

Durian may inflict severe body injury when it drops from the tree. This case report describes a patient who presented with facial and penetrating eye injury when a ripe durian fruit dropped onto her face while harvesting the fruits under the tree. The authors emphasized the importance of facial and eye protective devices during durian fruit harvesting season.

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