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Citation

Vinger PF. Ophthalmology 1981; 88(2): 108-113.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1981, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Publisher Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

7231893

Abstract

Each year, sports are responsible for over 100.000 preventable eye injuries. A face-protector standard was developed for hockey. Certified protectors effectively eliminated eye and face injuries to 1,200,000 players averting a projected 70,000 injuries and saving over $10,000,000 in medical expenses annually. The principle of absorbing energy in a protective device before the eye is injured is applied to other sports (racket sports, baseball, basketball). Recommendations are made on eye protection for athletes. Better data collection and standards for sports and children's eyewear are encouraged.

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