Car airbags have saved many lives but their explosive inflation can cause trauma particularly if the occupant is sitting too close. In those cases, the airbag does not have enough space to full inflate and the force of inflation can damage the delicate ocular structures. In this case, the patient sustained a car airbag injury many years prior and suffered rom iris synechiae as well. This video shows how I approach this case and determine if there is additional damage such as compromised zonular support.
click to learn how to approach this traumatic cataract case from an airbag injury: