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Bullets, Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from London, the london eye hospital attention.
They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eyes, pain and blurred vision, after they’ve been taken with toy guns as children.
Writing in the BMJ Case report, the doctors recommend that you wear protective eyewear glasses and he said that the security of the age limit for weapons may need to be revised.
Hasbro warns players not to aim Nerf guns at the level of the eyes or face.
The packaging, also, remember that only bullets designed for this product should be used.
The BBC contacted the company for comment, but has not yet received a response.The strength and the speed
Nerf guns, made by Hasbro, are designed for children aged eight and over.
The company also sells replacement bullets or darts – but cheaper versions are also available online from other retailers.
The eye experts, from Accident and Emergency at Moorfields Eye Hospital, said that indicated the bullet heads were more and could potentially cause more damage – something that the parents do not realize.
In their report, which describe the injuries of two adults and a child in separate incidents related to Nerf guns.
A 32-year-old man was shot in the eye from eight metres away from a child with a Nerf gun. He suffered blurred vision and a red eye.
BMJ Case Reports
43-year-old woman was shot in her right eye from a distance of one meter, and complained of blurred vision and a red, sore eye.
An 11-year-old son, also suffered a blow to the right eye from a distance of two metres, and complained of pain and blurred vision.
He developed swelling of the outer layer of the eye (cornea), and the inner layer of the eye (retina), the strength and the speed of the bullet fired from the gun.
All patients were examined and treated with eye drops, the researchers said.
Check-up after a couple of weeks has shown that their sight had returned to normal.’Protective eyewear’
While it is a good news for the three patients, the doctors said that the bullets like Nerf gun bullets which travel at speed can cause long-term loss of vision.
A patient told the doctors that there were “numerous videos online that show children how to modify their weapons to make them fire more, faster, and more distance”.
They added: “This series of cases, underlines the gravity of the eye injury by Nerf gun bullets, and calls into consideration the need for protective eyewear with their use.”
But they said that more research is needed to discover if eye injuries are on the rise as a result of toy guns.
The authors said they could not recommend a safe distance for the shot to avoid injury to the eyes, on the basis of three patients.