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Traumatic retinal detachment and macular hole due to exercise resistance band injury

Published:March 18, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2021.02.021
      A 20-year-old sustained a resistance band injury after adopting a home-workout routine during pandemic gym closures. He presented with an inferior retinal detachment due to a large, jagged, equatorial retinal tear; a full-thickness macular hole; and a shallow superior retinal dialysis Figure I. He underwent vitrectomy, and because of the extensive commotio, there was inadequate laser uptake. With silicone oil tamponade, laser was completed postoperatively Figure II. Following silicone oil removal, the macular hole is closed Figure II and the vision has improved from 20/400 to 20/60. Exercise band-related ocular trauma may be increasing during the COVID-19 pandemic; there can be significant sight-threatening complications.
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