Sport-related eye injury in northern Israel.
ABSTRACT Eye injuries are common in sports. Sports-related eye injuries have the potential for major morbidity
To investigate the occurrence and to classify sport-related eye trauma in northern Israel.
We analyzed the records of the ophthalmology emergency department for the years 2007-2011 and classified the admissions according to type, severity of injury and demographic data.
In 2% of the patients the injuries occurred during a sport activity. Most of the injuries occurred during soccer, basketball or school sport activity (74%). The majority of patients were young males.
Most sports-related eye injuries can be prevented with adequate eye protection.