Am J Ophthalmol 2021 Apr 10. Epub 2021 Apr 10.
Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, 243 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114; Glaucoma Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, 243 Charles ST, Boston, MA 02114. Electronic address:
Purpose: To identify common causes of emergency department-treated eye injury among older adults in the United States (US), and to characterize of fall-related ocular trauma in this population.
Design: Retrospective cohort study METHODS: Data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, a nationally representative database of US emergency department-treated injuries, was used to assemble a cohort of adults 65 years and older with eye injuries between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2019. Demographic information, diagnosis, disposition, injury location and consumer product associated with injury were collected. Read More