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Self-Inflicted Eye-Injuries

  • Tim Rogers and Ian Pullen

Abstract

Three cases of self-inflicted eye injuries are described and discussed. A review of the literature shows that several psychiatric diagnoses have been assigned to those who mutilate their eyes, and various unconscious mechanisms proposed to explain this unusual phenomenon.

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Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Place, Edinburgh EH10 5HF

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Stannard, K., Leonard, T., Holder, G. & Shilling, J. (1984) Oedipism reviewed: a case of bilateral ocular self-mutilation. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 68, 276280.
Tapper, C. M., Bland, R. C. & Danyluk, L. (1979) Self-inflicted eye injuries and self-inflicted blindness. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 167, 311314.
Trevor-Roper, P. (1980) The psychopathic eye. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, 23, 137143.
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The British Journal of Psychiatry
  • ISSN: 0007-1250
  • EISSN: 1472-1465
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  • Tim Rogers and Ian Pullen
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