Sport-related eye injury in northern Israel

The Israel Medical Association journal: IMAJ (Impact Factor: 0.9). 12/2013; 15(12):763-5.
Source: PubMed


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.

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