Retinal dialysis and detachment in a child after airbag deployment

Dean Eliott*, Adam Hauch, Rubin W. Kim, Amani Fawzi

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A variety of airbag-associated ocular injuries have been reported in children sitting in the front passenger seat during automobile collisions. These injuries range from corneal abrasions to traumatic hyphema with secondary glaucoma and cataract. We report the case of a 5-year-old boy who experienced retinal dialysis and detachment associated with airbag deployment. The patient recovered 20/20 visual acuity after cryopexy and placement of a radial sponge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-204
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology


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