Lawn mower injuries as a cause of serious visual acuity impairment – Case reports

Monika Jasielska 1, Mateusz Winiarczyk 1, Paweł Bieliński 1, Jerzy Mackiewicz 1
1 - Department of Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical University, Lublin, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med

ICID: 1233569
Article type: Original article
The aim of the study is to present four cases of lawn mowers injuries as a cause of serious visual acuity impairment.
Materials and Method. A retrospective study of four patients admitted in 2013–2015 to the Department of Vitreoretinal Surgery in Lublin with severe open or closed globe injury, one with an intraocular foreign body (IOFB). The presence of eye protective equipment was assessed, as well as visual acuity, eye tissue condition before and after treatment, and applied therapy.
Results. In all cases an improvement was achieved in local conditions. The intraocular foreign body was removed, wounds sutured and damaged tissues placed in position. All eyeballs were saved. In three cases, visual acuity was improved to a usable level. Three patients underwent pars plana vitrectomy, one with IOFB removal from the vitreous cavity.
Conclusions. Lawn mower induced eye injuries are a significant cause of serious visual acuity impairment or blindness. The presented study shows that lawn mower eye injuries are still a therapeutic, social and economic problem, yet are very preventable with proper eye protection and patients’ education. Current prevention strategies are inadequate, and therefore should be updated.
DOI: 10.5604/12321966.1233569

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