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Giant retinal tears resulting from eye gouging in rugby football
  1. I G M Duguid,
  2. P K Leaver
  1. Vitreoretinal Surgical Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital, City Road, London EC1V 2PD, United Kingdom
  1. Correspondence to: Mr I G M Duguid.

Abstract

A 29 year old myopic man sustained two separate giant retinal tears in his right eye following deliberate eye gouging during a rugby tackle. These were successfully repaired by vitrectomy and intraocular silicone oil injection. Although the postoperative course was complicated by pupil block glaucoma, he regained corrected visual acuity of 6/5 after oil removal. This injury highlights the potentially sight threatening nature of this type of rugby injury and the importance of early referral for specialist treatment.

  • eye
  • retina
  • rugby
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