Slacker and Steve - Eye Injuries (Audio)

January 9, 2018

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New research suggests parents may need to take greater precautions when it comes to their children participating in activities using BB, pellet, and paintball guns. A long-term study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found eye injuries related to such non-powder guns increased by almost 170 percent during a 23-year period.  Boys were more likely to be injured than girls, accounting for three-fourths of all the cases. The two most common causes of eye injuries in the study were basketball and baseball/softball, which accounted for about 15 percent each; non-powder guns were blamed for nearly 11 percent of the eye injuries. Have you ever injured your eye?