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Severe ocular injury after trauma by paintball gun pellets

Poster Details

First Author: M. Al-Amry SAUDI ARABIA

Co Author(s):    H. Al-Ghadeer   A. Al-Qethami                 

Abstract Details


To report 4 cases of severe ocular injury and visual loss after trauma by paintball gun pellets during recreational activities


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Case series


4 cases presented to the emergency room after sustained trauma by paintball pellets while involved in recreational activities.Age ranged from 9-32 years.All of them involved while they are not wearing the safety goggles either during the activity or after sessions ended.All presented with drop of vision,hyphema .iridodialysis.2 cases underwent cataract extraction for traumatic case developed retinal break and retinal detachment for which he had retinal detachment surgery.patients having just hyphema and traumatic cataract without involvement of the posterior segment ended with good visual acuity,but those with retinal injury had poor vision as a result of macular scarring


Paintball is newly spread recreational sport locally in Saudi Arabia with no much compliance to safety rules with resultant morbidity and visual loss

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