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Two cases of penetrating ocular injury by nail guns Tomohiro Niizawa 1 , Eiju Sato 1 , Takayuki Koike 1 , Gen Miura 1 , Tomoaki Tatsumi 1 , Shuichi Yamamoto 1 1Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine pp.1035-1038
Published Date 2017/7/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410212332
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Abstract Purpose:To report two cases of penetrating ocular injury by nail guns.

Case:One was a 43-year-old male. He was injured in the left eye when a nail bounced back while working with a nail gun. When seen by us, a 3 mm-long nail had penetrated the limbus and the fundus at the temporal vascular arcade. The eye was treated by removal of the nail, removal of the lens, vitrectomy and suture of the scleral wound. He regained visual acuity of 1.0 six months later. The other was a 41-year-old male who was injured in the left eye while working with a nail gun. A foreign body, 5 mm in length, was found stuck 2 mm posterior to the limbus. It was identified as a portion of steel wire bundling the nails. He regained visual acuity of 1.2 one month later.

Conclusion:Penetrating ocular injury developed while working with nail guns. Injury was due to a piece of flying nail in one case and to a broken steel wire.


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