Airbag-mediated corneal injury

Am J Emerg Med. 1991 Sep;9(5):444-6. doi: 10.1016/0735-6757(91)90210-b.


This is the first report of airbag-induced facial and corneal abrasions associated with several weeks of blurred vision in a patient without previous visual or ocular problems. Similar episodes of minor trauma from airbags are becoming commonplace, reflecting the increasing popularity of these lifesaving devices. Nonetheless, airbag-associated injuries, especially facial and ocular injuries, should be monitored and reported to both increase physician awareness and to determine if further airbag design improvements are necessary.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Adult
  • Automobiles*
  • Corneal Injuries*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Protective Devices*