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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kids and Eye Injuries

A study looking at pediatric eye injuries reveals that most of these injuries occur in the spring and summer  to kids between the ages of 15 and 17. Corneal abrasion was the most common diagnosis. The most frequent cause of injury was being struck by or against an object. Interestingly, if not surprisingly, the injuries were most likely to occur at home. It is always a good idea to remind teens of the need to protect their eyes, even if they are just playing around the house.