BMJ Case Reports 2016; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-214964

Front to back ocular injury from a vaping-related explosion

  1. Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mae-Lynn Catherine Bastion, maelynnb2003{at}
  • Accepted 20 March 2016
  • Published 5 April 2016


We describe a case of extensive ocular injury secondary to an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette)-related explosion. The explosion was the result of modifications made to a heating element of the e-cigarette device by a non-professional. Extensive ocular injuries that result from an explosion of an e-cigarette device can potentially cause significant and permanent visual impairment.

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