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Dramatic increase seen in children injured by detergent pods

February 2, 2017

Researchers determined that eye injuries in young children from single-use liquid detergent pods are increasing, according to data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System.

Between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2015, 1,201 laundry detergent pod-related ocular burns occurred among children 3 to 4 years old.

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Progressive inflammation of left medial periorbital structures in 3-week-old afebrile neonate

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2016
James H. Brien, DO; Richard H. Schwartz, MD
A 3-week-old boy presents with a red and swollen left eye. His history is that of a 34-week premature, born via uncomplicated vaginal delivery with Apgar scores of 8 and…

Chickenpox, shingles vaccine associated with corneal inflammation

February 4, 2016
Analysis of case reports identified an association between the varicella zoster vaccine and keratitis in both children and adults, according to recently presented…
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FDA warns that laser pointer misuse can cause eye, skin injuries

December 23, 2015
The FDA has issued a warning to consumers and physicians about the risk for eye and skin injuries from products that include lasers, according to a MedWatch safety…
CME Article

Treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis in Children

Pediatric Annals, February 2011, Volume 40 Issue 2
Acute infectious conjunctivitis is the most frequently encountered ocular disorder seen by general practitioners. In…
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Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents: December 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In any busy primary care pediatric practice issues such as chest pain, syncope, palpitations, and arrhythmias…
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Dramatic increase seen in children injured by detergent pods

February 2, 2017
Researchers determined that eye injuries in young children from single-use liquid detergent pods are increasing, according to data from the National…

What's Your Diagnosis?

Progressive inflammation of left medial periorbital structures in 3-week-old afebrile neonate

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2016
James H. Brien, DO; Richard H. Schwartz, MD
A 3-week-old boy presents with a red and swollen left eye. His history is that of a 34-week premature, born via uncomplicated vaginal delivery with…

Chickenpox, shingles vaccine associated with corneal inflammation

February 4, 2016
Analysis of case reports identified an association between the varicella zoster vaccine and keratitis in both children and adults, according to…

FDA News

FDA warns that laser pointer misuse can cause eye, skin injuries

December 23, 2015
The FDA has issued a warning to consumers and physicians about the risk for eye and skin injuries from products that include lasers, according to a…

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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
NEW YORK — In her presentation, Susan Coffin, MD, MPH, clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hospital of…

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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…

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Poor retinoblastoma outcomes associated with racial, socioeconomic factors

October 5, 2015
Significant racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities appeared to exist in the care and outcome of pediatric patients with retinoblastoma…

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Diabetic retinopathy rare in children with diabetes mellitus

September 7, 2015
Researchers recommended that examinations for diabetic retinopathy could largely begin at 15 years old or later, in a study recently published in…

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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…

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Data support consensus that dyslexia is not primarily a vision problem

June 12, 2015
The majority of children with dyslexia achieved normal results for all ophthalmic tests — supporting the consensus that dyslexia is not…

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