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Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2013;2013:189837. doi: 10.1155/2013/189837. Epub 2013 Sep 11.

Retinal Detachment due to CrossFit Training Injury.

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Colorado Retina Associates, PC 8101 E Lowry Boulevard, Suite 210, Denver, CO 80230, USA.


The purpose of this paper is to describe a traumatic retinal detachment occurring as a result of CrossFit training using an elastic exercise band. The patient sustained an ocular injury from an elastic band during CrossFit training, resulting in a giant retinal dialysis and retinal detachment, which were successfully repaired. Trainers and athletes need to be aware of the potential for ocular injury from elastic exercise bands and take appropriate precautions.

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