Eye Injuries (cont.)
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The following tips may help prevent eye injuries.
Prevention tips for children
Eye injuries are common in children, and many can be prevented. Most eye injuries happen in older children. They happen more often in boys than in girls. Toys—from crayons to toy guns—are a major source of injury, so check all toys for sharp or pointed parts. Household items, such as elastic cords, can also strike the eye and cause injury.
Teach your children about eye safety.
Any eye injury that appears unusual for a child's age should be evaluated as possible child abuse.
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