Proper protection, treatment can reduce severity of sports eye injuries

November 6, 2019
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…

Orbital fracture after gunshot injury associated with poor visual outcomes

October 15, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Orbital fracture associated with gunshot injury in children younger than 18 years was associated with poor visual outcomes…

Fireworks safety starts at home

July 2, 2019
The American Academy of Ophthalmology reported there were 13,000 injuries related to personal fireworks use in 2017, and 14% of those were eye…

Avoid eye injuries on Fourth of July

July 3, 2018
As the Fourth of July is synonymous with fireworks, Prevent Blindness suggests that Americans attend only authorized firework displays because there…


Fourth of July: How to protect kids from firework-related injuries

July 3, 2018
Fireworks are a ubiquitous presence among Fourth of July celebrations; however, these bright and colorful displays pose a danger to children who may…


BLOG: Traumatic injury: Cigarette lighter burst

May 10, 2018
Traumatic injuries often leave a devastating effect on the visual potential of patients for an entire lifetime. Tactful handling of these cases is…

Read OSN's March 25 publication exclusives online

April 1, 2018
The cover story of the March 25 issue of Ocular Surgery News focused on managing ocular injuries. Here are some of the issue’s publication…

Cover Story

Urgency prevails in management of blunt, penetrating ocular injuries

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2018
Ocular injury is globally one of the leading causes of blindness and visual impairment. When researching data, however, the impression is that ocular…


Is primary comprehensive reconstruction or a staged approach best for an open globe injury involving the posterior segment?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2018
Point The optimal timing of vitreoretinal surgical intervention in open globe injuries involving the posterior segment remains controversial. Early…


BLOG: Are we blind to the importance of trauma?

March 14, 2018
One of the most gratifying surgical cases I remember from my fellowship training was an 8-year-old boy named Vartan, who came to the ER at UCLA with…

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VIDEO: LaunchPad accelerator anchors business growth in Southern California

October 31, 2017
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. Sabing Lee, a member of the OCTANe board of directors, discusses the function of LaunchPad as a business accelerator and its

Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium to focus on leadership

July 25, 2017
The annual Women in Ophthalmology Summer Symposium will take place in San Diego from Aug. 10 to 13 with a restructured format, new content and more…

In the Journals

Study: Basketball leading cause of sports-related ocular trauma in men

November 3, 2016
A study found that approximately 30,000 people present to the emergency department each year after experiencing eye injuries related to sports, but…

Grand Rounds at the New England Eye Center

Man presents 18 hours after penetrating injury to left eye

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 25, 2016
James Constans, MD; Naveen K. Rao, MD
A 51-year-old man with no significant ocular history presented to the Lahey Medical Center after sustaining a penetrating injury to the left eye…

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VIDEO — Inferior oblique fadenoperation: A new weakening technique

August 10, 2016
This video, first-prize winner at the European Meeting of Young Ophthalmologists, shows a new weakening technique used by the authors, Gonzalo

Meeting News Coverage

Nonpowder guns pose significant risk of eye injury among children

October 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — The growing popularity of nonpowder firearms, including paintball guns, airsoft guns, BB guns and pellet guns, represent a…

In the Journals

ADHD symptoms associated with pediatric penetrating eye injuries

August 26, 2015
A positive correlation between penetrating ocular injuries and symptoms related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the pediatric…

In the Journals

Mandatory protective eyewear reduces injuries in field hockey

August 21, 2015
The use of mandatory protective eyewear by female field hockey players has reduced incidences of eye and orbital injuries, as well as severe face and…

Grand Rounds at the New England Eye CenterPublication Exclusive

Girl initially presents with open globe injury

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2015
Jessica Moon, MD; Lana Rifkin, MD; Sylvia Yoo, MD
The ophthalmology service was consulted for an otherwise healthy 6-year-old girl who was hit in the right eye by her brother with a pen 3 days before…

Visual prognosis poor in older patients with open globe injuries

February 3, 2015
Elderly patients with open-globe injuries have a poor visual prognosis, according to a study. The retrospective review included the charts of 90…