Incidence of sports-related eye injuries

J. Pikkel, Y. Gelfand, B. Miller

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The incidence of sports-related eye injuries was analyzed retrospectively for 1991-1993. It was fairly steady at about 2% of all eye casualties annually. 21% of those with sports-related eye injuries required hospitalization. The commonest pathological findings were corneal erosion (32%), eye lid injuries (27%), hyphema (19%) and macular edema (3%). Most eyes were injured during soccer (37%) and basketball (27%) games, the most popular sports in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-250, 295, 294
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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