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were firearms ( 36. 6 percent) and
motor vehicles ( 28. 9 percent).
(See Figure 2, this page).
Watch for hazards
Traumatic globe enucleation is
the most severe form of ocular
trauma that instantly results in
monocular vision. To simulate the
effect, imagine looking through a
pair of binoculars and then closing
one eye. The resulting image
is flat with reduced peripheral
vision. These severe injuries can
happen at home, in the workplace,
or anywhere in between.
Prevention is the best treatment,
so keep an eye out and try to
avoid potential ocular hazards.
Throughout the year, we
will be highlighting NTDB data
through brief monthly reports
in the Bulletin. The NTDB
Annual Report 2015 is available
as a PDF file at
addition, information is available
on our website about how to
obtain NTDB data for more
detailed study. To submit your
trauma center’s data, contact
Melanie L. Neal, Manager,
NTDB, at firstname.lastname@example.org. ♦
Statistical support for this article
was provided by Chrystal Caden-Price, Data Analyst, NTDB.
FIGURE 2. MECHANISM OF INJURY
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