Chicago hospitals see uptick in injuries linked to paintball attacks

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The injuries consisted of shallow scratches on the eyes surface, bleeding in some eye and the eye ruptures, according to Dr. Avdagic.

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Paintball attacks have sent out nearly a lots individuals to the health center with injuries in Chicago, reports regional station WGN-TV.

Ema Avdagic, MD, an ophthalmology local at the University of Chicago, said she treated a number of paintball injuries this past weekend..

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The attacks started in September, when two men were hit with paintballs fired from a car while strolling through the citys downtown location, according to authorities. On Oct. 1, a 58-year-old lady was hit while waiting at a bus stop in Englewood, a neighborhood on the citys West Side.

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” Over the last 48 hours, there have actually been at least seven vision-threatening injuries to the eye and rather a few of them required immediate surgical treatment,” Dr. Avdagic informed WGN-TV Oct 12. “It began roughly in the afternoon on Saturday and the cases really went up till Monday morning, and were still counting.”.