Automobile air bag eye injuries

Nebr Med J. 1993 Sep;78(9):306-7.


Until improvements in the design of air bags have minimized the risk of serious ocular trauma, practitioners must be alert to the possibility of severe eye damage any time the device is activated. Prompt ophthalmological referral and prompt treatment of any ocular injury can result in a lower incidence of permanent visual loss.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic*
  • Air Bags / adverse effects*
  • Eye Injuries / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged