Items Tagged ‘sports-related eye injuries’

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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Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury

April 19, 2017

Know the Score: Wearing Eye Protection Prevents Players from Getting Benched Due to Injury

By uclahealth uclahealth

Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection. In fact, a recent study of high school field hockey players shows that traumatic eye injuries fell 67 percent after eye protection became mandatory.1 In support of Sports Eye Safety Month in […]

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