[Incidence of sports-related eye injuries]

Harefuah. 1995 Oct;129(7-8):249-50, 295, 294.
[Article in Hebrew]

Abstract

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.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Baseball / injuries
  • Corneal Injuries
  • Eye Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Eyelids / injuries
  • Humans
  • Israel / epidemiology
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Soccer / injuries