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Iraq war eye injuries

Ocular penetrating injuries, retinal detachments, intraocular foreign bodies and cataracts in soldiers

Philip C. Palmisano, MD, MPH, Chief of Ophthalmology, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, describes the types of eye injuries treated seen in the United States soldier; 10 percent of battlefield injuries are ocular.

References and Resources
Biehl JW, Valdez J, Hemady RK, Steidl SM, Bourke DL. Penetrating eye injury in war. Mil Med. 1999 Nov;164(11):780-4.

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