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Perforating Eye Injury Caused by a Dermojet Syringe

Yoreh Barak, MD; Maoz D. Amiran, MD; Edward Fineberg, MD; Yaron Lang, MD
Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(8):958-960. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.162.
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The Dermojet (AKRA Dermojet, Pau, France) is a medical device commonly used for intradermal injection of liquid medications without the use of a needle.1 It is painless and requires no physical contact with the patient's skin. Common indications for Dermojet use include alopecia areata, cystic acne, and keloids.2 Considered to be safe for intradermal delivery of drugs, it has been used also for periocular injections.

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Figure 1.

Clinical images. A, Small needlelike hole visible in the right brow area (arrow). B, Episcleral veins; injection mark is visible in the upper conjunctiva surrounding the entry wound (arrow).

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Figure 2.

Ophthalmoscopic images. A, Hemorrhages and edema around the posterior retinal tear soon after injection. B, Ten months after injury, the retina is attached, and the posterior tear is closed.

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