The American Academy of Ophthalmology offer some advice for a safe New Year's celebration.
The following public service announcement was provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. A champagne toast is a great way to welcome 2013, but be mindful as you uncork the bottle: warm bottles of champagne and improper cork-removal techniques cause serious, potentially blinding eye injuries every year. The American Academy of Ophthalmology warns that champagne bottles contain pressure as high as 90 pounds per square inch – more than the pressure found inside a typical car tire. This pressure can launch a champagne cork at 50 miles per hour as it leaves the bottle — fast enough to shatter glass. It's also fast enough to permanently damage vision. Champagne cork mishaps can lead to various, serious eye injuries, such as rupture of …
How can you and your children avoid getting conjunctivitis?
Saturday, September 22, 2012
As summer fades away and children head back to school, concerns about sunscreen and day camp are quickly replaced by homework and hygiene—and for many parents, pink eye is one of the top concerns. Children are often susceptible to catching pink eye (or conjunctivitis)—in fact, more than 3 million school days are missed each year in U.S public schools due to the spread of pink eye. To stop the spread of pink eye, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and its EyeSmart program are arming parents and teachers with important information about pink eye. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of the eyelids and white part of the eye (called the sclera). It can be caused by viral infections, bacterial…