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A Case Of Bilateral Manual Eye-Gouging Of A British Soldier
  1. Maj Gerry Clare, Bsc MRCOphth RAMC, Honorary Registrar1,
  2. Mr Tom Poole, BSc FRCOphth, Corneal Fellow2 and
  3. Mr James Govan, MRCP FRCS FRCOphth, Consultant Ophthalmologist3
  1. 1Oxford Eye Hospital, Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6HE. gerry.clare{at}
  2. 2Moorfields Eye Hospital, 162 City Road, EC1V 2PD.
  3. 3Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 5UJ.


Peacetime assault-related injuries amongst soldiers are common. Whilst the majority of incidents of assault do not result in permanent physical incapacity, some may be devastating, ruining careers and lives. Here we describe one such injury. There is no national register of such injuries; they may, therefore, be under-reported.

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