oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Trauma: Ocular injuries in sport
|Article Title||Trauma: Ocular injuries in sport|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Publication Date||Feb 2003|
|Pages||5 - 7|
|Keyword(s)||Blepharospasm, Blink reflex, Corneal abrasions, Cyclopegics, Missile injuries, Orbital fractures, Perforations of globe, Periorbital haemorrhage, Reflex secretion of tears, Spectacles, Subconjunctival haemorrhages, Surgical emphysema, Topical steroids, Traumatic iritis and Unbreakable glass|
Although the eye may be injured by both direct and indirect trauma there are a number of protective mechanisms that exist which may prevent serious injury to the eyeball. Firstly the eye is embedded within the bony socket and is surrounded by thick buttresses of bone formed superiorly by the frontal, interiorly by the maxillary bones and nasally by the bridge of the nose.
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