Severe surfing-related ocular injuries: the Stanford Northern Californian experience
- 1Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA
- 2Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
- Dr D M Moshfeghi, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University Medical Center, Room W3002, 900 Blake Wilbur Drive, Stanford, California, USA;
- Received 8 August 2007
- Revised 15 October 2007
- Accepted 21 December 2007
- Published Online First 15 January 2008
There is a growing body of literature describing severe surfing-related ocular injuries that result in permanent vision loss. We describe three severe surfing-related ocular injuries that occurred on beaches in northern California. One particular case stresses the need to tailor treatment to the patient and injury because of the possibility of good outcomes despite severe injury. Attention should also be directed towards commercially available safety gear and providing additional safety measures to prevent other orbital and ocular injuries.
Competing interests: None.
Patient consent: Obtained.