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November 1947

USE OF AIR INJECTIONS INTO TENON'S CAPSULE FOR LOCALIZATION OF ORBITAL FOREIGN BODIES

Arch Ophthalmol. 1947;38(5):660-664. doi:10.1001/archopht.1947.00900010677006
Abstract

THE EXACT localization of a single foreign body in relation to the globe is often extremely difficult; the presence of multiple foreign bodies complicates the problem proportionately. The military oculist is likely to encounter literally dozens of metallic or other fragments embedded in the tissues of the face, lids, globe, orbit, forehead, temple or nose. Most of these bodies may be ruled out as extraocular because of their remote position, but there often remain several which lie within the orbit, and possibly within the eye. To attempt to localize these fragments with the usual two plane exposures would require several tedious plottings. A still greater difficulty would be the virtual impossibility of distinguishing in the lateral projection between fragments which are intraocular and fragments which lie in the adjacent tissues or in the opposite orbit, temple, lids or side of the nose. Aside from these considerations, the x-ray equipment requisite

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