Severe penetrating ocular injury from ninja stars in two children

B. H. Jeng, T. L. Steinemann, P. Henry, M. C. Brodsky

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The authors describe two cases of penetrating ocular trauma in children resulting from ninja stars. In the first case, despite a scleral laceration, loss of iris tissue, and a vitreous hemorrhage, the child had a good result with a final best corrected visual acuity of 20/20. Unfortunately, the child in the second case did not fare as well. In this case, the child suffered a large corneal laceration and traumatic cataract. He ultimately required a penetrating keratoplasty, and he is currently being treated for amblyopia, strabismus, and elevated intraocular pressures. His best corrected visual acuity is 20/70.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-337
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic Surgery and Lasers
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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