Ocular trauma in paintball game Paintball oyununda göz travmasi

POLAT O. A., Öner A., ARDA H., Sinim N., Gümüş K.

Retina-Vitreus, vol.20, no.3, pp.225-229, 2012 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Name: Retina-Vitreus
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.225-229
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Severe ocular injuries can occur during paintball games. In this study, five patients with paint ball trauma who presented to our clinic in 2011 were evaluated retrospectively. We observed glaucoma in two cases, retinal edema in four cases, retinal hemorrhage in three cases, choroidal rupture in three cases, and a traumatic cataract that was operated on in one case. Trauma resulted in legal blindness in one eye. In our study, we aimed to emphasize that this field war game can cause severe ocular pathologies and we summarized what measures should be taken by game participants, and supervising and investigating organizations.