Fireworks Safety

With the Fourth of July approaching. thoughts may well turn to celebration with fireworks, which in turn brings up the subject of safety and injuries. A recent report stated there were eight deaths and nearly 13,000 injuries from fireworks in 2017. About one-third of all injuries were accounted for by children 15 and younger. One in seven of injuries involved the eye, where damage can result in blindness, a few cases of which are described in this informative article. Also there is an excellent summary on the recognition of all types of eye injuries and their treatment.

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