Traumatic Ruptured Globe From a .22 Cartridge Casing in a 2-Year-Old Girl.

PubMed ID: 29156063

Author(s): Martin JS, Reddy DN, Potter HAD, Burkat CN. Traumatic ruptured globe from a .22 cartridge casing in a 2-year-old girl. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017 Nov 17;54:e88-e90. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20170907-07. PMID 29156063

Journal: Journal Of Pediatric Ophthalmology And Strabismus, Volume 54, Nov 2017

The authors report the case of a 2-year-old girl who presented with an acute ruptured globe secondary to penetration by the casing of a .22 caliber cartridge that was ignited by a car cigarette lighter. Although penetrating injuries are a common mechanism of ocular trauma, open globe induced by cartridge casing represents an unusual and preventable cause. [J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2017;54:e88-e90.].

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