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Mask barotrauma leading to sub-conjunctival haemorrhage in a scuba diver

Carkeet, Andrew D. (1995) Mask barotrauma leading to sub-conjunctival haemorrhage in a scuba diver. Clinical and Experimental Optometry, 78(1), pp. 18-20.

Abstract

This report describes the effects of mask barotrauma on a sports scuba diver. The patient presented with marked sub-conjunctival haemorrhages and peri-orbital haematomata; the result of not breathing into her diving mask during descent. Mask barotrauma is self-resolving, with little treatment necessary beyond patient reassurance. Patients should be instructed not to dive until the signs of the trauma resolve.

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ID Code: 11889
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: mask barotrauma, sub, conjunctival haemorrhage, peri, orbital haematomata
ISSN: 0816-4622
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > OPTOMETRY AND OPHTHALMOLOGY (111300) > Vision Science (111303)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 Optometrists Association Australia
Copyright Statement: The contents of this journal between 1998 - 2005 can be freely accessed online via the journal’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:53

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