Childhood eye injuries
TRAUMA IS a significant cause of visual loss in children in Jamaica. Eye injuries can be very costly to treat and often leave children with a lifelong disability, or the possibility of developing complications later on in life. Prevention of eye injuries can go a long way to reducing the incidence of visual impairment, without being very expensive. The most common causes of childhood eye injuries may be classified as follows: by motor vehicle accidents, blunt trauma, penetrating injuries and chemical injuries. By having children travel in a car seat, or using a seat belt, many eye injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents can be minimised.
PREVENTION OF CHILDHOOD EYE INJURY