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February 1972

Orbitopalpebral Emphysema and Traumatic Uveitis From Compressed Air Injury

Author Affiliations

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(2):228-229. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020230023

A case of orbitopalpebral emphysema and traumatic anterior uveitis is presented and illustrates the difficulty in identifying the conjunctival laceration at the time of injury and the need for protective goggles when working with compressed air tools.