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JAMA. 1983 May 20;249(19):2682-5.

Soccerball-induced eye injuries.


We report a series of 24 confusion eye injuries resulting from soccerball impact. Hyphema (50%), vitreous hemorrhage (29%), corneal abrasion (21%), angle recession (8%), and retinal tear (4%) were experienced. When compared with a combined hyphema series and with hockey and racquet sports, our group had fewer serious injuries and no permanent visual acuity loss resulted. Although the incidence of eye injuries is low and the use of eye protectors may be inconvenient, we strongly recommend protective eyewear be worn in competitive sports involving large and small projectiles.

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