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Fireworks-Related Injuries Can Cause Permanent Vision Loss

October 30th, 2013

clip_image002As Halloween approaches and the tradition of setting off fireworks is inevitable the chance of serious injury to revelers is always a concern.  A revealing article in the American Academy of Ophthalmology gives a clear picture of the perils of using fireworks especially if the participants do not take appropriate precautions.  Serious injury to the limbs and the eyes (including corneal abrasions, the development of traumatic cataracts and retinal detachments) can occur and are unfortunately all to commonplace.  There are however safety precautions, which can be followed to greatly reduce the risk of injury

For some great advice on making Halloween “pop” and keeping  it safe click on the following link  http://www.aao.org/newsroom/release/20130619.cfm

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