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Traumatic eye injuries from collapsible wire laundry hampers. Pediatrics 2013 Aug;132(2):e522-5

Date

07/04/2013

Pubmed ID

23821700

Pubmed Central ID

PMC3727671

DOI

10.1542/peds.2012-3169

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84882282146

Abstract

Two patients presented to the University of Illinois at Chicago Eye and Ear Infirmary within 1 year with penetrating eye injuries caused by similar collapsible cloth and wire laundry hampers. Penetrating eye injuries in children are relatively rare but can result in poor visual outcomes and multiple vision-threatening complications. Both injuries at the University of Illinois resulted in an eye laceration as well as retinal complications similar to those reported with a high velocity injury. This now represents a significant pattern of eye injury and suggests that there exists a nontrivial risk for all children in households with this type of collapsible laundry hamper. Parents should receive a warning of the risks of these hampers.

Author List

Prickett AL, Salar S, Chow CC, Traish AS, Leiderman YI, Chau FY, Kassem IS

Author

Iris S. Kassem MD, PhD Associate Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Cataract
Cataract Extraction
Child
Combined Modality Therapy
Consumer Product Safety
Contact Lenses, Hydrophilic
Corneal Injuries
Eye Injuries, Penetrating
Female
Hospitals, University
Household Products
Humans
Infant
Laundering
Lens, Crystalline
Male
Patient Transfer
Reoperation
Retina
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome
Visual Acuity
Vitrectomy
Vitreous Hemorrhage