Sport-Related Eye Injury in Northern Israel

ArticleinThe Israel Medical Association journal: IMAJ 15(12):763-5 · December 2013with2 Reads
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    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.