Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

‘BOMBILE’ [Blast of Mobile Battery in Living Eye] Eye Injury – A Newer Threat to Sight

Arvind Kumar, Prabha Gupta, Abha Shukla
Department of Ophthalmology, Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Abha Shukla MS
Department of Ophthalmology,
Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior,
Madhya Pradesh, India
Email id: drashukla26@gmail.com


Received: 07-JAN-2019 Accepted: 20-FEB-2019 Published Online: 05-MAY-2019
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.465

Abstract
Mobile battery blast is a highly underestimated etiology for severe ocular morbidity. We present a series of four eyes of three patients with morbidity ranging from corneal burn to open globe injuries, leading to blindness. Cases of mobile blast are increasing due to poor quality equipments and mishandling (over & faulty charging of batteries). There is urgent need to create awareness in society for safe and proper handling of mobile phone, reducing the incidence of preventable blinding trauma.

Keywords :Mobile phone, Blast injury, Battery, Ocular morbidity