Dental, Eye Masks And Barotrauma

Barotrauma is a tissue injury caused the gas volume in the body chamber by a pressure-induced change can affect the spaces around the teeth, behind a face mask or hard contact lenses.

Dental barotrauma can occur when the pressure in the air spaces at the root inflamed teeth or adjacent fillings rapidly changed when diving or emergence from the depth and causes pain or damage to the tooth. The affected tooth can be sensitive when tapped with a tongue depressor.

Barotrauma is a tissue injury caused the gas volume in the body chamber by a pressure-induced change can affect the spaces around the teeth, behind a face mask or hard contact lenses. Dental barotrauma can occur when the pressure in the air spaces at the root inflamed teeth or adjacent fillings rapidly changed when diving or emergence from the depth and causes pain or damage to the tooth. The affected tooth can be sensitive when tapped with a tongue depressor. Maskenbarotrauma occurs when the pressure in the space is not offset behind the mask when diving. The resulting relative vacuum can result in local pain, conjunctival hemorrhage and ecchymosis the enclosed by the mask skin. Retro orbital bleeding are possible, but rare. If retro-orbital bleeding is suspected, a complete eye examination (including visual acuity, extraocular movements and intraocular pressure measurement) and a CT of the head should be performed. A Maskenbarotrauma can be avoided when the pressure within the face mask by exhaling from the nose can be compensated for in the mask. A Augenbarotrauma occurs when small air bubbles are trapped behind hard contact lenses. These small air bubbles can damage the eye and cause inflammation, decreased visual acuity and a halo effect. An eye test should be performed to rule out other causes. The pressure downstream of swimming goggles can not be compensated; therefore it should not be used for diving. Symptomatic therapy is usually sufficient symptomatic treatment.

Health Life Media Team

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