Driver's side curtain air bag-related globe rupture

This article describes a globe rupture eye injury suffered by a driver due to side curtain air bag blunt trauma during a traffic accident. This particular case was unusual in that there was an arcuate tear through the temporal sclera over the lateral rectus insertion in a horseshoe pattern which may have been due to the tangential force of the side air bag. The crash involved a 35-year old male driver of a sports utility vehicle, high speeds (100 km/hour), and a collision with a horse. The driver was wearing a seat belt. A detailed description of the injury to the eye is presented along with medical treatment and outcome.


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  • Accession Number: 01687257
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2018 3:23PM