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January 1990

Penetrating Pellet Fragmentation: A 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.

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