Perforating eye injury while working with a powered mower in two face-shield wearers Ikuo Koike 1,2 , Naoe Koike 1 , Susumu Ohara 1,2 , Rika Sohma 3 , Toshiaki Kubota 3 , Akihiko Tawara 3 , Tatsuro Ishibashi 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Fac of Med, Kyushu Univ 2Dept of Ophthalmol, Iizuka Hosp 3Dept of Ophthalmol, Univ of Occupat and Enviornment Health pp.2065-2069
Published Date 2007/11/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410102081
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Abstract. Purpose:To report two cases who were hit by flying foreign body in the eye while working with power grass cutters even though they were wearing a face shield. Cases:Both were males aged 51 and 61 years respectively. In the first case, the foreign body penetrated the shield, a broken piece of which injured the left cornea. He was successfully treated by suture of the corneal wound and vitrectomy. In the second case, a foreign body injured the left cornea after passing through the space between the shield and his face. He was successfully treated by suture of corneal wound, phacoemulsification-aspiration, and implantation of intraocular lens. Conclusion:Wearing a face shield may not fully protect the eye when working with power grass cutter. The eyes can be better protected by eyeglasses made of polycarbonate.

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