Eye injuries in indoor cricket at Wellington Hospital: a survey January 1987 to June 1989

N Z Med J. 1990 Sep 26;103(898):454-6.


About 30% of all sports injuries to the eye seen at Wellington Hospital are due to indoor cricket. An analysis of 29 eye injuries, January 1987 to June 1989 was carried out. Traumatic iritis, mydriasis and commotio retinae were the common injuries. There were eight blow out fractures of the orbit. Only two patients had permanent loss of vision due to choroidal tears with best vision in the damaged eye reduced to 6/9. A total of 88 eye clinic visits and 24 inpatient days were involved. The incidence of these injuries could be reduced by wearing eye and/or facial protection.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Athletic Injuries / economics
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control
  • Eye Injuries / economics
  • Eye Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Eye Injuries / prevention & control
  • Eye Protective Devices / economics
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • New Zealand / epidemiology