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January 1990

Penetrating Pellet FragmentationA Complication of Ocular Shotgun Injury

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky Lions Eye Research Institute.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(1):48-50. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070030054027

• In three patients who had double-perforating ocular shotgun injuries, a single lead shotgun pellet apparently fragmented after striking the eye, resulting in two separate intraocular impact sites. The importance of detecting double-perforating eye injury and becoming aware of this potential complication with ocular shotgun injuries is emphasized.