Evulsion of the optic nerve in association with basketball injuries

A. Y. Chow, M. F. Goldberg, M. Frenkel

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A case of optic nerve evulsion resulted from a finger poke injury to the globe during a basketball game. Significantly, almost no external damage to the eye was evident. The damage may be caused by sudden forceful anterior-posterior displacement and rotation of the globe, inducing a tear of the optic nerve at the papilla. The seriousness and permanence of this injury stress the importance of protective eye wear in contact sports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of ophthalmology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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