In the following paper are recorded the results of a study of 318 cases of ocular injury from foreign bodies in which Roentgen ray examination was made, the report supplementing a previous study made in 1901 of 102 similar cases. A tabulated statement of the 420 cases is given below.
For purposes of study the vitreous chamber is divided into three sections, the region of the equator including that portion 3mm. in front of, and 3mm. back of, the equatorial diameter; the ciliary region that portion in front of, and the posterior region, that portion back of. the outlined zone of the equator.
Of the total number of injuries, 356 were caused by particles of iron and steel, 23 by copper, 25 by bullets or small shot, and 16 by glass, stone or coal. In 17 cases the body was situated in the eyelid or orbit, in none of which
SWEET WM. OCULAR INJURIES FROM FOREIGN BODIES, WITH REPORT OF 420 CASES.. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(10):770-775. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210100042002k