Air bag-associated retinal tear

Eur J Ophthalmol. Jan-Mar 1998;8(1):52-3.

Abstract

We report a case of a patient seen after a minor traffic accident, showing an ocular injury due to the air-bag, with minimal corneal edema and a retinal tear. When faced with the traumatic alterations caused by an inflated air-bag, we recommended detailed exploration of the peripheral retina.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Administration, Topical
  • Adult
  • Air Bags / adverse effects*
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Cornea / pathology
  • Corneal Edema / diagnosis
  • Corneal Edema / drug therapy
  • Corneal Edema / etiology
  • Corneal Injuries
  • Eye Injuries / diagnosis
  • Eye Injuries / etiology*
  • Eye Injuries / surgery
  • Fluorometholone / therapeutic use
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Humans
  • Laser Coagulation
  • Male
  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Retina / injuries*
  • Retina / pathology
  • Retina / surgery
  • Retinal Perforations / diagnosis
  • Retinal Perforations / etiology*
  • Retinal Perforations / surgery
  • Visual Acuity

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Ophthalmic Solutions
  • Fluorometholone