Title

Globe dislocation and optic nerve avulsion following all-terrain vehicle accidents.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-16-2022

Publication Title

American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports

Abstract

Purpose: Open-air motor vehicles present unique trauma risks to the eyes and face. We describe two patients who suffered a crash while riding an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), leading to globe dislocation with optic nerve avulsion in order to raise awareness about the risks associated with ATV accidents.

Observations: In both cases, the injury was caused by high-speed trauma to the orbit involving a tree branch. One patient sustained a life threatening arrythmia requiring a short stay in the intensive care unit, and both patients required emergent surgical management and eventual socket reconstruction.

Conclusions and Importance: These cases highlight the need for greater advocacy on behalf of rider safety. The authors encourage ophthalmologists to counsel patients who use ATVs to wear helmets, seatbelts, and protective eyewear to prevent these types of injuries in the future.

Volume

27

First Page

101621

Last Page

101621

DOI

10.1016/j.ajoc.2022.101621

ISSN

2451-9936

PubMed ID

35782169

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