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The iris of the unnamed man collapsed when he was hit with a bungee cord in his left eye. The iris is displayed distorted and & # 39; sagging & # 39; during a & # 39; slit lamp & # 39; examination. This is often performed by eye specialists and means that they view the entire structure of the eye with a microscope

Horrific photo shows the collapsed IRIS of a man after being struck by bungee cord that he used to tie & # 39; groceries onto his motorcycle & # 39;

  • Non-witnessing 48-year-old fighting pain, double vision, and blurred vision for a week
  • Eye examination revealed that his left iris was distorted and & # 39; sagging & # 39;
  • Diagnosed with traumatic iridodialysis – the iris detaches itself from its structure
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Horrific photos show what a collapsed iris looks like after a man with a bungee cord was hit in his left eye.

The 48-year-old suffered from pain, double vision, and haziness for a week after being hit with the cord while trying to & # 39; attach goods to a motorcycle & # 39 ;.

An eye examination revealed that the iris of the unnamed man was distorted, with the & # 39; upper part down & # 39 ;.

Doctors diagnosed him with traumatic iridodialysis, which occurs when the iris comes off the ciliary body. The ciliary body produces the fluid that keeps the eye smeared and allows the lens to change shape when focusing on an object.

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The man, who lives in Taiwan, underwent an iridoplasty, whereby a laser beam was fired at the iris, so that it contracted and drainage channels opening excess liquid were removed.

A year later his vision improved from 20/200 to 20/50, which means that he can clearly see something at a distance of 20 feet that someone with normal vision can see from 50 feet. And he was left with only a & # 39; mild malformation & # 39 ;.

The iris of the unnamed man collapsed when he was hit with a bungee cord in his left eye. The iris is displayed distorted and & # 39; sagging & # 39; during a & # 39; slit lamp & # 39; examination. This is often performed by eye specialists and means that they view the entire structure of the eye with a microscope

The iris of the unnamed man collapsed when he was hit with a bungee cord in his left eye. The iris is displayed distorted and & # 39; sagging & # 39; during a & # 39; slit lamp & # 39; examination. This is often performed by eye specialists and means that they view the entire structure of the eye with a microscope

The man was treated by a team from the National Taiwan University Hospital. He sought help after developing a bruised eyelid.

Dr. Chia-Chieh Hsiao was the lead author of the bizarre case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The patient was sitting behind a & # 39; slit lamp & # 39 ;, where a patient rested his chin on a support while placing his forehead against a headrest. An eye specialist then peeks through a microscope deep into their eyes.

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This revealed the distorted iris of the patient with the & # 39; upper portion hanging down, separate from the 9 o'clock position to the 3 o'clock position, wrote the authors.

A second eye examination showed that while wearing glasses, the sharpness of vision in his right eye was 20/40 and his left side was a shocking 20/200.

There was no evidence that the man is suffering from lens dislocation, cataract or retinal injury.

The authors therefore believe that the separation of his iris from the ciliary body caused his symptoms.

The man's collapsed iris (pictured again) was restored after undergoing an iridoplasty. This involves applying a laser beam to the iris so that it contracts and helps to open drainage channels

The man's collapsed iris (pictured again) was restored after undergoing an iridoplasty. This involves applying a laser beam to the iris so that it contracts and helps to open drainage channels

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The man's collapsed iris (pictured again) was restored after undergoing an iridoplasty. This involves applying a laser beam to the iris so that it contracts and helps to open drainage channels

Dr. Nicholas Bell – a clinical professor in the ophthalmology and visual sciences department at the University of Texas at Houston – told CNN the condition is & # 39; relatively unusual & # 39 ;.

& # 39; Bungee cord and airbag injuries appear to result more frequently in traumatic iridodialysis due to the highly concentrated strong force & # 39 ;, he said.

Dr. Bell – who was not involved in patient care – however, emphasized airbags saving lives and should never be avoided.

After his iridoplasty, the pupil shape and the man's visual acuity improved almost immediately.

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Dr. J Martin Heur – medical director of the USC Roski Eye Institute, who was also not involved – said the procedure takes about half an hour and the iris sews in place & # 39; sews & # 39 ;.

The man continued to improve the following year, with tests showing that he had no evidence of glaucoma.

However, Dr. Heur warns about glaucoma – when the optic nerve is damaged by the pressure of fluid in the eye – it can occur years after the injury.

WHAT IS TRAUMATIC IRIDODIALYSIS?

Traumatic iridodialysis takes place when the root of the iris – the colored part of the eye – is released from the ciliary body.

The ciliary body produces the fluid that keeps the eye smeared and allows the lens to change shape when focusing on an object.

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Traumatic iridodialysis can occur as a result of a blunt object hitting the iris or a penetrating injury.

Dr. Nicholas Bell – a clinical professor in the ophthalmology and visual sciences department at the University of Texas at Houston – told CNN the condition is & # 39; relatively unusual & # 39 ;.

Left untreated this can lead to glaucoma – when the optic nerve is damaged by the pressure of fluid in the eye – even years later.

Symptoms are pain and blurred vision. The eye can also be bloodshot with an irregular pupil. Patients can suffer loss of vision over time.

Treatment is focused on administering topical anti-glaucoma drugs at an early stage after the injury. Surgery may also be required.

This can be iridoplasty, whereby a laser beam is applied to the iris so that it contracts and helps to open drainage channels that remove excess moisture.

Source: Columbia University

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