Eye Trauma in Sport
Soccer, AFL and basketball are the most dangerous sports related to emergency eye trauma, a study by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital revealed.
The Australian-first study into sports-related eye injuries in people under 18 years of age found that more than 30% of the sample were pediatric patients, suggesting targeted interventions for higher risk sports at school may help to reduce injury and create safer sporting practices.
Led by Professor Carmel Crock, Dr Rahul Chakrabarti and Ms Gizem Ashraf, the researchers analyzed more than 1700 Eye and Ear emergency presentations between 2015 and 2020.
From Insight news October 2022 p. 79