TRAUMATIC RETINAL DETACHMENT CAUSED BY NERF GUN SHOT IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT

Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2021 Sep 1;15(5):568-570. doi: 10.1097/ICB.0000000000000853.

Abstract

Purpose: To present a case of retinal detachment caused by a Nerf-gun shot in a pediatric patient.

Methods: Single case report.

Results: A 16-year-old white man presented with a nasal visual field deficit and floaters in his left eye for 1 month after being shot with a foam-ball Nerf gun by a friend. Fundus examination revealed a midperipheral retinal dialysis extending from 1 to 4:30 clock hours with a macula-on retinal detachment and superficial proliferative vitreoretinopathy. He underwent successful 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with membrane peel, retinectomy, injection of perfluoron, endolaser, and use of 1,000 centistoke silicone oil for tamponade.

Conclusion: This is the first reported case of traumatic retinal detachment secondary to a Nerf-gun shot.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Play and Playthings* / injuries
  • Retinal Detachment* / etiology
  • Retinal Detachment* / surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Wounds, Gunshot* / complications