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Ophthalmic Surg. 1990 Sep;21(9):628-31.

Ocular trauma caused by exploding glass bottles containing dry ice and water.

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Jules Stein Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, UCLA School of Medicine 90024.


We treated three patients with severe ocular injuries caused by exploding glass bottles containing a mixture of dry ice chips and water. One patient had a corneal laceration and traumatic cataract with several retained intraocular glass fragments. The second had a scleral laceration without corneal or lenticular involvement. The third suffered a corneal-scleral laceration, with a total retinal detachment. Following surgery, two patients recovered 20/20 vision; the third patient regained only light perception.

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