MJA
MJA InSight
MJA Careers
Medical education / Snapshot

A blinding eye injury caused by chasing Pokémon

Maria Franchina, Swati Sinkar, Boon Ham and Geoffrey C Lam
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (9): 384.
doi:
10.5694/mja16.01046

We report a case of serious injury playing Pokémon GO. A 14-year-old boy, distracted by this popular mobile phone game, fell and completely lost vision in his left eye. Only a dense relative afferent pupillary defect was present initially. A computed tomography scan showed a mildly impacted and laterally angulated fracture of the lateral wall of the left orbit just posterior to the zygomatico-sphenoid suture (Figure, A, arrow).

Maria Franchina
Swati Sinkar
Boon Ham
Geoffrey C Lam
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, WA
Article References: 
Reference Text: 
Cumurcu T, Doganay S, Demirel S, Cankaya C. Traumatic optic neuropathy and central retinal artery occlusion following blunt ocular trauma. J Clin Med Res 2011; 3: 55-57.
Reference Order: 
1
Reference Text: 
Goel N, Rajput M, Sawhney A, Sardana, T. Macular infarction and traumatic optic neuropathy following blunt ocular trauma. Saudi J Ophthalmol 2016; 30: 53-55.
Reference Order: 
2

The full contents of this page are only available to subscribers.