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Ocular purpura in a swimmer.
  1. N. I. Jowett,
  2. S. G. Jowett
  1. Withybush General Hospital, Wales, UK.


    Swimming goggles are increasingly being worn by children during swimming lessons to protect their eyes, although reports of ocular damage associated with their use is becoming more common. We describe a new injury, 'purpura gogglorum', caused by overtight application of faulty goggles. Whilst no permanent harm to the eyes resulted in this case, other swimmers have sustained more serious ocular damage, including loss of sight, from goggle-associated injury.

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