Steering-wheel ocular injuries

Elias I. Traboulsi, Leonard M. Parver

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Abstract

In two instances, patients sustained orbital trauma at the time of a car accident when their faces contacted the steering-wheel, in one case despite proper seat-belt wear. In the first case the trauma resulted in lid lacerations and a blow-out orbital fracture; in the second case there was a retrobulbar hemorrhage. Steering-wheel ocular injuries have been overlooked in the past and seat-belt wear may not prevent their occurrence in certain cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalOrbit
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

Keywords

  • Blow-out fractures
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Seat-belt wear
  • Steering-wheel injuries
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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    Traboulsi, E. I., & Parver, L. M. (1988). Steering-wheel ocular injuries. Orbit, 7(4), 267-268. https://doi.org/10.3109/01676838809052831