A 1-year survey was conducted of all children with eye injuries seen in the Wills Eye Hospital emergency room to determine demographic, etiologic, and prophylactic factors. There were 810 children with ocular trauma. Childhood ocular injuries are frequent, often resulting in serious visual impairment. Many of these injuries are preventable.
- Received March 24, 1988.
- Accepted September 30, 1988.
- Copyright © 1989 by the American Academy of Pediatrics