Two cases of ocular injury due to air-bag activation

F. Nonaka, M. Nagayama, T. Matsuo, F. Shiraga, H. Ohtsuki

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Abstract

We observed two cases of ocular injury due to air-bag activation. Both the cases were wearing a seat-belt at the time of injury. One was a 62-year-old male who was seated at the passenger seat in the front row. His left eye showed corneal endothelial damage, iridodialysis, lens luxation and vitreous hemorrhage. Traumatic macular hole was found after the second surgery two weeks after the injury. The final visual acuity of 0.05. The corneal endothelial cell population per mm3 was 1,547 right and 2,012 left. The other was a 62-year-old male driver. His left eye showed corneal erosion, corneal endothelial damage, commotio retinae and macular edema. The visual acuity improved to 0.9 one month after injury. The corneal endothelial cell population was 2,915 right and 1,447 left. These two cases showed that the left eye was more severely affected than the right and that corneal endothelial damage was an outstanding feature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-162
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Volume55
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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