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November 1972

Air Blast Keratopathy

Author Affiliations

Washington, DC
From the Cornea Service, Division of Ophthalmology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;88(5):575-576. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000030577019

Corneal edema was associated with high compression air injury. The prolonged resolution of this process and the subsequent development of corneal guttata suggest direct and severe endothelial damage from the air blast alone.