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F. DELORI, O. POMERANTZEFF, M. S. COX; Deformation of the Globe under High-Speed Impact: Its Relation to Contusion Injuries. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1969;8(3):290-301.
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Enucleated pig eyes in 10 per cent gelatin were submitted to nonperforating injury in order to record and measure the deformations of the eye and explain the mechanism of damage at the vitreous base. High-speed motion pictures and single flash high-speed photographs were used for this purpose. The general theory of the central impact of two bodies was correlated with previous and present experiments. Reconstruction of the motion was based on the constancy of the mass of the globe and on the experimental data obtained. This reconstruction was used to determine local accelerations of the ocular coats, distension of the walls, energetic balance and magnitude of the forces involved. A theory was proposed to explain the damage observed at the vitreous base.
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