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Preventing sports-related eye injuries

April 30, 2018

Preventing sports-related eye injuries

By Health Tips for Parents healthtips

Each year, more than 13,000 children suffer sports-related eye injuries, and most of those injuries are preventable with proper eye protection. Types of injuries Sports is the leading cause of eye injury in school-age children, says Monica Khitri, MD, UCLA pediatric ophthalmologist at Doheny Eye Center UCLA in Pasadena and Arcadia. “Most of the injuries […]

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Tags: Doheny Eye Center UCLA Arcadia, double vision, Dr. Monica Khitri, eye pain, eye redness, Eyelid scratches, floaters, hyphema, light sensitivity, pediatric ophthalmologist, reduced vision, retinal detachment


Basketball, Baseball and Air/Paintball Guns Top the List of Leading Causes of Eye Injuries

April 19, 2018

Basketball, Baseball and Air/Paintball Guns Top the List of Leading Causes of Eye Injuries

By uclahealth uclahealth

More than 40 percent of eye injuries that occur every year are related to sports or recreational activities. A recent study found that about 30,000 people in the U.S. went to an emergency department with a sports-related eye injury, a substantially higher estimate than previously reported. Three sports accounted for almost half of all injuries: […]

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Tags: corneal abrasions, Doheny Eye Institutes, emergency department, eye injuries, eye protection, internal bleeding, ophthalmologist, protective eyewear, retinal detachment, sports eye safety month, sports-related eye injury, UCLA Stein Eye


Spike in eye injuries from toy guns prompts holiday caution

December 12, 2016

Spike in eye injuries from toy guns prompts holiday caution

By uclahealth uclahealth

With the holiday toy-shopping frenzy in full swing, chances are there’s a lucky kid or two on your gift list. Of course, you want to pick out something enjoyable. But some toys may pose a serious threat of eye injury to children, especially toy guns. The UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the […]

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Tags: airsoft guns, BB guns, blindness, cornea, emergency rooms, eye trauma, hyphema, ophthalmology, opthalmology, paintball guns, protective eyewear, retinal detachment