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Ocular complications of bungee jumping

Authors Hassan HMJ, Mariatos, Papanikolaou, Ranganath A, Hassan

Received 20 April 2012

Accepted for publication 31 May 2012

Published 4 October 2012 Volume 2012:6 Pages 1619—1622

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S33169

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H Mohammed J Hassan,1–3 Georgios Mariatos,1,2 Theocharis Papanikolaou,4 Akshatha Ranganath,1,2 Hala Hassan5

1Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Barnsley, UK; 2The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, Rotherham, UK; 3University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; 4North Middlesex University Hospital, London, UK; 5Corneal and External Disease Service, Moorefield's Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Aim: In this paper, we will try to highlight the importance of various investigations and their crucial role in identifying whether the defect is structural or functional.
Case history: A 24-year-old woman presented with ocular complications after bungee jumping. Subsequently, although all ophthalmic signs resolved, she complained of decreased vision in her left eye.
Conclusion: Initial ophthalmic injury was detected by optical coherence tomography scan showing a neurosensory detachment of the fovea. This was not initially detected on slit-lamp examination or fluorescein angiography. On later examination, although the optical coherence tomography scan showed no structural damage, electrodiagnostic tests showed a functional defect at the fovea.

Keywords: bungee jumping, optical coherence tomography, OCT, pattern electroretinogram, PERG, ocular complications

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