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Am J Ophthalmol. 1998 Feb;125(2):270-2.

Bungee cord-associated ocular injuries.

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, William H. Havener Eye Center, Ohio State University, USA. chorich.l@osu.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To report ocular injuries associated with the use of bungee cords.

METHOD:

Four patients with bungee cord-associated ocular trauma are presented.

RESULTS:

Four eyes of four patients demonstrated severe contusion injuries associated with bungee cord trauma. Ocular injuries in the four eyes included a variable combination of corneal abrasion, hyphema, iridodialysis, anterior chamber angle recession, secondary glaucoma, lens subluxation, vitreous hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. Three of the four eyes required ophthalmic surgery. All eyes had anterior chamber angle recession and required continuing ophthalmic care.

CONCLUSION:

Bungee cords may be associated with severe ocular injury and should be used with caution.

PMID:
9467466
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