Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

A Rare Mechanism Of Globe Injury In Badminton Player

Atul Kumar Singh, Ashish Pandey, S Mohan
Department of Ophthalmology,Command Hospital, Bangalore, India

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

Corresponding Author:

Atul Kumar Singh
Department of Ophthalmology
Command Hospital, Old Air Port Road,Bangalore, India

Received: 10-APR-2020 Accepted: 28-JUL-2020 Published Online: 12-MAR-2021

Closed globe injuries due to shuttlecock are reported ,but open globe injury due to shuttlecock in a badminton player wearing glasses have not been reported. We report an unusual case of open globe injury due to shuttlecock breaking the spectacles of a player. A 22 years old male presented with sudden onset diminution of vision in the right eye following trauma by a shuttlecock which shattered his spectacles, while playing singles in badminton. He was diagnosed as a case of open globe injury with full-thickness corneoscleral tear. Primary globe repair was done under general anaesthesia. Postoperative visual recovery was good. This is a unique case resulting from the shuttlecock shattering the patient’s glasses leading to an open globe injury. To the best our knowledge, this is the first case report from India presenting with full-thickness scleral rupture indirectly from shuttlecock injury.

Keywords :Badminton, corneoscleral tear ,Open globe injury, Shuttlecock injury