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October 17, 1903

TRAUMATIC LESIONS OF THE OCULAR ADNEXAWITH REPORT OF A CASE OF CONTUSED WOUND OF THE EYEBROW, RESULTING IN COMPLETE MONOCULAR BLINDNESS UNACCOMPANIED BY OPHTHALMOSCOPIC CHANGES.

Author Affiliations

Member Ninth International Ophthalmological Congress. KEOKUK, IOWA.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(16):959-962. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490350015001d
Abstract

Traumatic lesions of the ocular adnexa would include injuries of the eyebrow, eyelids, conjunctiva, orbital walls and soft parts of the orbit. This paper will deal more particularly with injuries of the eyebrows, orbital walls and soft parts of the orbit, as illustrated by the cases reported.

Wounds of the superciliary region are of frequent occurrence, and when superficial and limited to the soft parts, are not usually serious, but they may be followed by disastrous consequences, and even by fatal results should they affect or extend to the underlying bones.

If bone tissue is involved, osteitis, necrosis and fistulas may result. Suppuration of the orbital connective tissue is in all cases a serious complication of contusion of the superciliary region. Injury of the supraorbital nerve may produce craniofacial neuralgia, muscular twitchings in the facial region, trophic changes in the eye, and finally give rise to visual disturbances that are

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