Category Archives: Ocular Trauma

The Importance of Sports Eyewear

  September is Sports Eyewear Safety Month! Sports cause over 40,000 eye related injuries, 90% of which can be prevented with the use of protective eye wear. High-risk sports use a ball, puck, bat, stick or racquet, or they involve body contact. Some high-risk sports are baseball, basketball, hockey, football, lacrosse, tennis and other racquet […]


Fall Allergies Are Right Around The Corner

Fall is right around the corners, and the change in seasons is usually accompanied by the onset of ocular allergies. Ocular allergies occur when your eyes are exposed to some type of allergen. Allergies can be seasonal or be caused by dust mites, pet hair or many other possible allergens. Although they do not cause […]


Prevent Eye Injuries from Fireworks this Upcoming Holiday

  We all love a warm long weekend filled with sunshine, barbecues, and fireworks! Don’t ruin your long weekend with ocular trauma caused by nonprofessional firework play. -19 percent (1,200) of hospital injuries during the July 4th holiday were to the eyes. Sparklers accounted for 1,400 injuries, firecrackers (1,400) and bottle rockets (100). -40% of […]


What is Ocular Trauma and How to Deal With It

Ocular trauma, as the name implies, describes trauma to any portion of the eye. There are a number of different injuries that can result in ocular traums. Depending on the type of injury, an appropriate treatment approach should be chosen. It is absolutely necessary for anyone who has suffered from ocular trauma to be immediately […]


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