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Eye Injuries During 'War Games'

Eye Injuries During 'War Games' Abstract To the Editor. —Survival is a war fantasy game in which competing teams shoot pellets containing vegetable dye at each other. Eye protection is provided, and the game is claimed to be safe. We saw a patient who suffered significant ocular trauma playing a war game while not wearing protective eye gear. Report of a Case. —A 31-year-old man was shot in the right eye with a paint pellet from 15 ft while playing the war game Survival. Protective eye gear was provided, but it became fogged, and he removed it. Both eyes were normal prior to the accident. His left eye was uninjured. He presented with pain and a visual acuity of hand motion in the right eye. The cornea was denuded of its epithelium, and in some areas paint pigments were visible. He had a 25% hyphema and a poor red reflex. Schiøtz tonometry reading was 8 References 1. Easterbrook M, Pashby TJ: Eye injuries associated with war games . Can Med Assoc J 1985;133:415. 2. Tardif D, Little J, Mercier M, et al: Ocular trauma in war games . Physician Sports Med 1986;14;91-94.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Eye Injuries During 'War Games'

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 104 (10) – Oct 1, 1986

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1986.01050220029008
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —Survival is a war fantasy game in which competing teams shoot pellets containing vegetable dye at each other. Eye protection is provided, and the game is claimed to be safe. We saw a patient who suffered significant ocular trauma playing a war game while not wearing protective eye gear. Report of a Case. —A 31-year-old man was shot in the right eye with a paint pellet from 15 ft while playing the war game Survival. Protective eye gear was provided, but it became fogged, and he removed it. Both eyes were normal prior to the accident. His left eye was uninjured. He presented with pain and a visual acuity of hand motion in the right eye. The cornea was denuded of its epithelium, and in some areas paint pigments were visible. He had a 25% hyphema and a poor red reflex. Schiøtz tonometry reading was 8 References 1. Easterbrook M, Pashby TJ: Eye injuries associated with war games . Can Med Assoc J 1985;133:415. 2. Tardif D, Little J, Mercier M, et al: Ocular trauma in war games . Physician Sports Med 1986;14;91-94.Crossref

Journal

Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1986

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