Ocular injuries due to rotating wire brush machine Hirokazu Matsuura 1 , Masahiko Sugimoto 1 , Hideyuki Tsukitome 1 , Hisashi Matsubara 1 , Mikio Sasoh 1 , Yukitaka Uji 1 , Masataka Miyamura 2 , Koji Esaki 2 , Koichi Matsunaga 3 1Dept of Ophthalmol,Mie Univ Grad Sch of Med 2Dept of Ophthalmol,Saiseikai Matusaka Gen Hosp 3Matsunaga Eye Clin pp.1169-1173
Published Date 2009/7/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410102803
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Abstract. Purpose:To report three cases of ocular injury while using a rotating wire brush machine. Cases and Findings:All were males aged 30,55 and 67 years respectively. Injury occurred while engaged in work. Torn piece of wire brush perforated the cornea in all cases. The wire reached the vitreous after perforating the cornea and lens in 2 cases. In the third case,the patient showed traumatic cataract after the wire was removed by himself. All the 3 cases were treated by removal of foreign body and cataract surgery resulting in full final visual acuity. Conclusion:Injury by rotating wire brush machine may induce ocular trauma. Prevention is necessary by wearing protective goggles.

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