Saturday, December 10, 2011
Protective Gear Reduces Lacrosse Players' Eye Injuries
"The use of protective eyewear in women’s lacrosse was associated with a reduction in the number of eye injuries," That's part of conclusion of a study comparing eye injuries before and after the protective eyewear mandatel It appears on a SafePub post. "The number of head/face injuries decreased in this study group after introduction of protective eyewear, and there was no change in overall injury rates. The reason for the increase in concussion rate cannot be determined conclusively based on this study, but the authors speculate that this increase resulted largely from increased recognition and diagnosis because overall injury rates do not indicate rougher play with introduction of protective equipment." Read more.