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November 1970

Blank Cartridge Injury of the Cornea

Author Affiliations

USA; USA, Fort Ord, Calif
From the Ophthalmology Service, US Army Hospital Specialized Treatment Facility, Fort Ord, Calif. Dr. Ewald is now with the Carle Clinic, Urbana, Ill.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1970;84(5):690-691. doi:10.1001/archopht.1970.00990040692024

Eleven eyes sustained a contracoup corneal injury involving primarily the epithelium and endothelium. The epithelial damage and endothelial edema resolve in 24 to 72 hours without apparent residual effects. This injury is observed following an explosion generating small missiles with insufficient density or velocity for deep penetration or perforation.