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Protective Eyewear Needed With Driver's-Side Air Bag?

Protective Eyewear Needed With Driver's-Side Air Bag? Abstract To the Editor. —Severe ocular trauma from driver's-side air bag in conjunction with a three-point lap-shoulder seat belt1 and air-bag keratitis2 have been recently documented. I examined a 45-year-old woman restrained by a three-point lap-shoulder seat belt whose air bag was deployed when she drove her 1990 Lexus LS 400 at 30 mph head-on into a tree. She suffered right upper and lower lid ecchymoses and edema, right inferonasal subconjunctival hemorrhage, right corneal abrasion, and 20° to 30° of variable right exotropia. Orbital roentgenograms showed no abnormalities. All her injuries resolved completely without residua.The case report by Rimmer and Shuler1 involved facial abrasions and severe ocular trauma on the left side, and one of their hypotheses was that the air-bag may have forced that patient's head laterally against the driver's-side window in that head-on accident. With this description of a right-sided injury, the air-bag is directly References 1. Rimmer S, Shuler JD. Severe ocular trauma from driver's-side air bag . Arch Ophthalmol . 1991;109:774.Crossref 2. Ingraham HJ, Perry HO, Donnefeld ED. Air-bag keratitis . N Engl J Med . 1991;324:1599-1600. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Protective Eyewear Needed With Driver's-Side Air Bag?

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 110 (9) – Sep 1, 1992

Protective Eyewear Needed With Driver's-Side Air Bag?

Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —Severe ocular trauma from driver's-side air bag in conjunction with a three-point lap-shoulder seat belt1 and air-bag keratitis2 have been recently documented. I examined a 45-year-old woman restrained by a three-point lap-shoulder seat belt whose air bag was deployed when she drove her 1990 Lexus LS 400 at 30 mph head-on into a tree. She suffered right upper and lower lid ecchymoses and edema, right inferonasal subconjunctival hemorrhage, right corneal...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1992 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1992.01080210019008
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Abstract

Abstract To the Editor. —Severe ocular trauma from driver's-side air bag in conjunction with a three-point lap-shoulder seat belt1 and air-bag keratitis2 have been recently documented. I examined a 45-year-old woman restrained by a three-point lap-shoulder seat belt whose air bag was deployed when she drove her 1990 Lexus LS 400 at 30 mph head-on into a tree. She suffered right upper and lower lid ecchymoses and edema, right inferonasal subconjunctival hemorrhage, right corneal abrasion, and 20° to 30° of variable right exotropia. Orbital roentgenograms showed no abnormalities. All her injuries resolved completely without residua.The case report by Rimmer and Shuler1 involved facial abrasions and severe ocular trauma on the left side, and one of their hypotheses was that the air-bag may have forced that patient's head laterally against the driver's-side window in that head-on accident. With this description of a right-sided injury, the air-bag is directly References 1. Rimmer S, Shuler JD. Severe ocular trauma from driver's-side air bag . Arch Ophthalmol . 1991;109:774.Crossref 2. Ingraham HJ, Perry HO, Donnefeld ED. Air-bag keratitis . N Engl J Med . 1991;324:1599-1600.

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1992

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