On the night before the wife of Moshe Schreibhand of Rishon Lezion gave birth to
their first child, he went fishing in the waters off Ashdod with his
brother-in law and ended up at Kaplan Medical Center with a fishhook stuck in his
Emergency surgery performed at the Rehovot hospital saved
Kaplan doctors called on amateur and professional fishermen to
be extremely careful when hurling their fishing rods, especially at night and
when other people – bathers, passersby or other fishermen – are
The strange incident occurred two weeks ago.
28-year-old husband wanted to calm down before the delivery and decided to enjoy
his hobby of fishing.
When his brother-in-law released the cord with the
hook and pulled it back, he was unaware of the fact that Schreibhand had been
hit by it in the eye – until he screamed from pain.
He was evacuated to
Kaplan, where ophthalmologists rushed him to the operating room to carefully
extricate the metal hook, which dug at a depth of one centimeter into his
They sewed up his eyeball with three stitches and saved his
The next day, when the husband was recovering from surgery, his
wife, Shiraz, gave birth to their first child, a girl they named Alya. He was
examined by Prof. Ayala Pollack and others in the department, who said he would
be able to see his daughter with both eyes.
He is now receiving intensive
antibiotics to prevent infections in the eye. He was fortunate that the hook did
not reach vital parts of the eye.
Senior ophthalmological surgeons Dr.
Gai Kleinman and Dr. Danny Rappaport urged fishermen to be extremely careful.
Schreibhand said that while he has always been very careful during his frequent
bouts of fishing, his own father was snagged in the hand by a fish hook several
He never dreamed it would happen to him.