The American Academy of Ophthalmology reported there were 13,000 injuries related to personal fireworks use in 2017, and 14% of those were eye injuries.
With July 4 right around the corner, individuals hosting or planning to attend events that may feature the use of personal fireworks should make a point to keep safety in mind.
In preparation for the upcoming celebrations, Healio.com/OSN presents reminders on fireworks safety.
Avoid eye injuries on Fourth of July
As the Fourth of July is synonymous with fireworks, Prevent Blindness suggests that Americans attend only authorized firework displays because there is a potential for traumatic eye injuries. Read more.
Five tips for fireworks safety
Approximately 10,000 people are treated for fireworks-related injuries in the emergency department each year, according to the AAO. These injuries include damaged corneas and retinas, ruptured eyeballs, along with burns, cuts and bruises. Read more.
Top five things to tell patients about fireworks
With the Fourth of July approaching, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding everyone that consumer fireworks are not safe, even seemingly harmless sparklers. Read more.
How to protect kids from firework-related injuries
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, an average of 280 people present to EDs in the days surrounding the holiday. Products popular among children — like sparklers — can provide the opportunity for serious burns and injuries. Read more.