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To the Editor.
—In regard to a recent article in the Archives by Mondino et al (96:2040-2041, 1978), I have personally seen nearly half a dozen injuries related to "exploding" carbonated beverage bottles in 1978. I would concur that the incidence is surely higher than that suggested by infrequent reports in the literature; however, I would suggest that this may be so because serious injury may be rare, relative to incidence of all such injuries.For example, on Feb 3, 1978, I was asked to see a 26-year-old woman who had sustained an explosion injury to her right eye that day, from a carbonated beverage bottle. The injury was
Fox KR. Ocular Injuries From Beverage Bottles. Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(5):975. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010513032
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