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Fireworks-related injuries can cause permanent vision loss

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July 2, 2013
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Fireworks-related injuries can cause permanent vision loss

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches and Americans make plans to celebrate the stars and stripes with a little red glare from celebratory rockets, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Nevada Academy of Ophthalmology urge the public to take important steps to prevent fireworks-related eye injuries. The academies ask parents and other adults to be especially cautious when children are in the presence of fireworks. Of the more than 9,000 fireworks injuries that occur in the United States each year, approximately 45 percent are sustained by children age 15 and under. Eyes are among the most injured body …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jul 2, 2013 01:19PM Published Jul 2, 2013 01:19PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.