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Eye emergencies

  • Prevention
    • Supervise children carefully. Teach them how to be safe.
    • Always wear protective eye gear when using power tools, hammers, or other striking tools.
    • Always wear protective eye gear when working with toxic chemicals.
    • Always wear protective eye gear when cycling or participating in sports where there is a high likelihood of injury to the eye, such as indoor racket sports.

    References

    Butler FK Jr. The eye in the wilderness. In: Auerbach PS, ed. Wilderness Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier;2007:chap 25.

    Mitchell JD. Ocular emergencies. In: Tintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS, et al, eds. Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 6th ed. Columbus, OH:McGraw-Hill;2006:chap 238.