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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 20(5); 2009 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2009;20(5): 590-592.
A Case of Penetrating Eye Injury Induced by Taser Gun
Kyung Hye Park, Woo Jeong Kim, Young Joon Kang, Ju Ok Park, Woong Kang, Sung Geun Lee
Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea. kh0704@nate.com
Taser guns are considered less lethal weapon than pistols. However, several cases and animal experiments reported injuries associated with Taser guns. This report describes the case of a patient who suffered a penetrating eye injury after being shot by a Taser gun. It is important for the emergency physician to understand potential injuries that can be caused by Taser guns.
Key words: Penetrating eye injuries, Taser gun
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