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Ann Agric Environ Med 2006, 13, 181-183

SEVERE EYE INJURY IN AN 11-YEAR-OLD CHILD DURING THRESHING –
A CASE REPORT

Jerzy Mackiewicz, Marta Piecyk-Sidor, Monika Salaga-Pylak, Zbigniew Zagorski

Tadeusz Krwawicz Chair of Ophthalmology and 1st Eye Hospital, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

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Mackiewicz J, Piecyk-Sidor M, Salaga-Pylak M, Zagorski Z: Severe eye injury in an 11-year-old child during threshing – a case report. Ann Agric Environ Med 2006, 13, 181-183.

Abstract: A case is reported of severe eye injury in an 11-year-old boy which occurred during threshing in the parents’ farmyard. A detailed description of surgical treatment, complications and 7-year follow-up is presented. Despite long lasting treatment and new surgical methods used, the eye became blind. On the basis of our experience we can conclude that adequate adult supervision of children is mandatory during work in farmyards, and this is probably the only way to avoid at least a part of severe injuries which cause great social and economic losses.

Address for correspondence: Jerzy Mackiewicz MD, 1st Eye Hospital, Chmielna 1, 20-079 Lublin, Poland. E-mail: jerzy.mackiewicz@am.lublin.pl

Key words: penetrating eye injury, vitrectomy, silicone oil injection, child farm, rural environment.


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