Traumatic retinal detachment caused by a Nerf gun shot in a pediatric patient

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Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center


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.

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