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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Corneal endothelial decompensation due to airbag injury

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First Author: V. Vohra INDIA

Co Author(s):    H. Chawla   G. Luthra                 

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We report case of ocular air bag injury resulting in localised endothelial decompensation.


Drishti eye insitute ,Cornea services


A 50 year-old woman presented to our outpatient department after sustaining oculofacial injuries due to deployment of an airbag in a motor vehicle accident. She had a visual acuity of 6/6 in right eye and 6/18 in left eye. Initial ocular exam revealed features of blunt ocular trauma to the left eye which included lid edema, corneal abrasion, localised central corneal edema and a mild anterior chamber reaction. Rest of the ocular exam was unremarkable.


An anterior segment OCT revealed descemets folds with corneal edema.Patient was started on topical antibiotic steroids, lubricant and cycloplegic agent. On third day low endothelial count (CD= 1430/ mm3) with loss of normal endothelial morphology was noted. At one month, Visual acuity recovered to 6/6 along with an improved endothelial count (CD= 1850/ mm3). However, pleomorphism and polymegathism persisted.


Patients with endothelial decompensation should be made cautious about the risk of corneal endothelial decompensation following intraocular procedures like cataract surgery in future.

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