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The visual outcome of ocular birdshot injuries

South African Medical Journal 70(13): 807-809
The visual outcome of ocular birdshot injuries
Thirty-three patients with ocular birdshot injuries are reviewed. Four of these patients had bilateral trauma. The visual prognosis was poor; 26 eyes (70.3%) became blind. The best vision was retained in eyes where the pellet had ricocheted off the globe causing confusion damage only. Once the eyeball was penetrated prognosis worsened considerably.

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Accession: 006792753

PMID: 3798267

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