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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||mask barotrauma, sub, conjunctival haemorrhage, peri, orbital haematomata|
|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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