Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

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Image caption Toy guns can lead to eye injuries, particularly if the bullets are hard and travel at speed

Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning.

They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision after they were shot with the toy guns by children.

Writing in BMJ Case reports, the doctors recommended wearing protective eye goggles and said the safe age limit for the guns may need to be reviewed.

Hasbro warns players not to aim Nerf guns at the eyes or face.

On its packaging, it also advises that only bullets designed for the product should be used.