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Iris dialysis and retinal dialysis caused by coin throwing.
  1. N A Frost,
  2. P R Chaudhuri,
  3. T B Hassan
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK.


    A 13-year old boy was hit in the right eye by a coin that was thrown at him. He presented to the accident and emergency (A&E) department with an oblique corneal abrasion, microscopic hyphaema, iris-ciliary body dialysis, commotio retinae with retinal haemorrhages and a large retinal dialysis. The limited amount of available data in the medical literature suggests that eye injuries as a result of coin throwing are serious and should always be referred to an ophthalmologist for evaluation.

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