Proper protection, treatment can reduce severity of sports eye injuries

On the court and in the field of play, the risk for sports-related eye injuries is prevalent. Knowing how to properly treat the injuries as well as wearing the proper gear may not only reduce the severity of the injury, but also may prevent eye injury.
“Eye injuries can occur in any sport,” Mitchell S. Fineman, MD, retina specialist at Wills Eye Hospital and ophthalmologist for the Philadelphia Eagles, told Healio/OSN.
The classic example of a sports-related eye injury is from paintball guns, usually due to backyard play, he said.
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