Perforating eye injury while working with a powered mower in two face-shield wearers

Ikuo Koike, Naoe Koike, Susumu Ohara, Rika Sohma, Toshiaki Kubota, Akihiko Tawara, Tatsuro Ishibashi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2065-2069
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume61
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2007

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology

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Koike, I., Koike, N., Ohara, S., Sohma, R., Kubota, T., Tawara, A., & Ishibashi, T. (2007). Perforating eye injury while working with a powered mower in two face-shield wearers. Japanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology, 61(12), 2065-2069.