Paintball Guns Are Being Used to Harm — And Blinding Victims

July 19, 2022


Even if people who are hit close their eyes, which is a natural defense, that's not enough to prevent rupture, said Dr. Ryan Stanton, a spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians and an emergency medicine physician in Lexington, Ky. Stanton was not involved in the study.

Losing an eye can, of course, significantly alter a person's life. Among the many changes are that a person has to have "binocular" vision for depth perception. Not having vision on one side, including no peripheral vision, can make a person more vulnerable to being hit by a vehicle or other object on that side.

"There's a high risk of other things potentially happening to you," Stanton said.

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