1. Nerf gun eye injuries

    We read with interest this case series having seen several nerf gun eye injuries in our own department. A search of the electronic patient records revealed 17 such cases since 2014. Of these 12 were male and 5 female with 9 under the age of 18. Analysis of the primary injury revealed 5 hyphemas, 5 cases of traumatic iritis, 2 corneal abrasions, 1 case of commotio retinae and 1 case of angle recession with the risk of glaucoma.

    In addition this placed an additional strain on an already stretched eye casualty as many of the patients required treatment with an average of 3 visits with 1 patient requiring 8 visits.

    We therefore support the authors call for patients and parents to be aware of the types of 'bullets' used and to use eye protection to prevent significant eye injuries.

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