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June 1933

FRACTURE OF THE MAXILLA THROUGH THE LEFT OPTIC FORAMEN: Reduction with a Kingsley Splint, with Restoration of Vision

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Arch Ophthalmol. 1933;9(6):980-981. doi:10.1001/archopht.1933.00830011004015

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Miss H. M., aged 23, was admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital to the service of Dr. John Speese on May 31, 1932, immediately following an accident to the motor car which she was driving.

When admitted she was semiconscious, with a badly injured head and face, and was bleeding from the nose and mouth. She was given emergency treatment in the receiving ward. Her head was examined roentgenologically and she was then admitted to a private room. She soon recovered consciousness, but was in a state of moderate shock, the temperature being 95 F. and the blood pressure 100 systolic and 70 diastolic. There was no bleeding from the ears. Some lacerations were seen under the left eye, near the right angle of the mouth. The entire face was badly contused and swollen. The eyelids, being ecchymotic and swollen, could not be opened naturally. The conjunctivae were swollen; there was

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