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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 2279-2281

Rotating wire brush ocular trauma in a fighter pilot

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Hellenic Air Force General Hospital, Athens, Greece
2 Center for Aviation Medicine, Athens, Greece

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ntravalias G Thomas
Ophthalmology Department, Hellenic Air Force General Hospital, 3 P. Kanellopoulou Av, Athens
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_107_20

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Penetrating ocular injuries from rotating wire brush is a previously underreported still preventable risk of ocular trauma which poses serious threats for vision. We describe a case of an injury caused by rotational wire brush to a pilot of a high-performance fighter plane, with an excellent visual outcome, and a fully restored vision and functionality status. Despite the unpropitious expected visual outcome due to the severity of the trauma, proper management can restore the vision. This is the first case, reporting this type of injury, with a fully restored vision to maintain flying status in a high performance and demanding military environment.

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