Sport-related eye injury in northern Israel

Michael Yulish, Noam Reshef, Aleks Lerner, Joseph Pikkel

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Background: Eye injuries are common in sports. Sports-related eye injuries have the potential for major morbidity. Objectives: To investigate the occurrence and to classify sport-related eye trauma in northern Israel. methods: We analyzed the records of the ophthalmology emergency department for the years 2007-2011 and classified the admissions according to type, severity of injury and demographic data. Results: In 2% of the patients the injuries occurred during a sport activity. Most of the injuries occurred during soccer, basketball or school sport activity (74%). The majority of patients were young males. Conclusions: Most sports-related eye injuries can be prevented with adequate eye protection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)763-765
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Eye injury
  • Eye protection
  • Hyphema
  • Sport-related eye injury


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