Ocular injuries from liquid golf ball cores.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Tissue removed from nine new cases from 18 hours to 20 weeks after injury by a golf ball contained crystalline and other foreign material to which there was a mild inflammatory reaction followed by macrophagic activity and fibrosis. Optical and electron probe analysis showed that the crystalline material was crushed barytes containing small quantities of muscovite as is typical in natural deposits. The centres of several golf balls were shown to contain essentially identical material. By contrast with previous reports, no zinc sulphide was found. The form and frequent location of the deposits in the conjunctiva as compared with cornea and eyelid is related to the structure of these tissues.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lucas, DR; Dunham, AC; Lee, WR; Weir, W; Wilkinson, FC

Published Date

  • November 1, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 740 - 747

PubMed ID

  • 1009050

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC1042829

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0007-1161

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bjo.60.11.740


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England