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Traumatic iritis in combat sports: a case series

MOJ Sports Medicine
Nitin K Sethi

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Professional boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) are popular combat sports carrying high risk for acute and chronic traumatic brain injuries as well as orthopedic and ophthalmological injuries. Traumatic iritis (TI) has not been well documented in the combat sports medical literature as compared to neurological and orthopedic injuries commonly associated with these sports. In this case series 3 boxers and 2 MMA combatants with TI are described. The mechanism of injury, clinical presentation, management, and prognosis is discussed.


boxing, MMA, combat sports, eye injuries, traumatic iritis