Good outcomes after 'cat claw trauma'

Children scratched in the eye by their pet cats fare surprisingly well and can regain full vision, Australian experts report.

Two children from SA had “excellent” long-term visual outcomes, despite receiving full-thickness corneal lacerations from their cats.

A 35-year-old woman also recovered well from a deep scratch, with none of the patients experiencing any secondary microbial keratitis or endophthalmitis.

The cases of “cat claw trauma”, treated at Adelaide’s three major ophthalmic hospital