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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2013, Article ID 189837, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/189837
Case Report

Retinal Detachment due to CrossFit Training Injury

Colorado Retina Associates, PC 8101 E Lowry Boulevard, Suite 210, Denver, CO 80230, USA

Received 19 June 2013; Accepted 5 August 2013

Academic Editors: W. Amoaku, M. Kamei, and M. Luechtenberg

Copyright © 2013 Stephanie A. Joondeph and Brian C. Joondeph. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe a traumatic retinal detachment occurring as a result of CrossFit training using an elastic exercise band. The patient sustained an ocular injury from an elastic band during CrossFit training, resulting in a giant retinal dialysis and retinal detachment, which were successfully repaired. Trainers and athletes need to be aware of the potential for ocular injury from elastic exercise bands and take appropriate precautions.