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
—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
HORNER WD. PENETRATING INJURIES OF THE GLOBE FROM SPECTACLE GLASS: REPORT OF FOUR CASES. Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;22(3):439–445. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1939.00860090105012
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