oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Trauma: Ocular injuries in sport

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



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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