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June 1932


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Bridgeport, Conn.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1932;7(6):925-927. doi:10.1001/archopht.1932.00820130109009

The conclusions here presented were reached from my experience in treating patients who had or had had foreign bodies within the globe, together with a review of seventy-eight history cards that were conveniently at hand.

The direct cause of the accidents in fifty-six instances was hammering ; the remaining causes were eleven different kinds of work on metal and wood. There are no data to show how many of the workers were wearing goggles, but most of those questioned did not have on protectors. Ordinary spectacles were broken in three cases ; in one a large piece of glass was driven into the eye by flying wood ; in another instance the glasses had been struck by a nail, while in the third case the lens was broken by a spiral spring which jumped from an automobile engine. The only woman injured was passing near a machine when a

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