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September 1939

PENETRATING INJURIES OF THE GLOBE FROM SPECTACLE GLASS: REPORT OF FOUR CASES

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO
From the Division of Ophthalmology, Surgical Department, University of California Medical School.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(3):439-445. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860090105012
Abstract

Serious injury to the ocular globe from broken eyeglasses is not common, despite the enormous number of spectacles in every day use. I recently took care of such an injury which, peculiarly enough, is the second serious injury of this type that I recall having seen in twenty years. In mentioning the incident to some of my confreres, I was surprised to learn that three of them had encountered similar injuries within the five months previous to the writing of this report. I am reporting the series of 4 cases, 3 of them with the permission of these colleagues who have given me the necessary clinical synopses.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.  —Mrs. A. B., aged 30, seen by Dr. George S. Campion on Sept. 21, 1938, gave a history of being struck over the right eye, the blow shattering her rimless glasses. Examination in the hospital one hour later disclosed

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