Eye injuries in Australia, 2010–11 to 2014–15

Amanda Tovell, Keren McKenna

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportpeer-review


This report shows 51,778 people were hospitalised as a result of an eye injury in the 5-year period, 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2015; two-thirds of these were males. Falls (35%) and assaults (23%) were the most common causes of eye injuries. The most common type of eye injury was an open wound of the eyelid and periocular area (27%). Some 86,602 presentations were made to an emergency department due to an eye injury in the 2-year period, 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2015; 1% of these presentations were admitted to hospital.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Number of pages50
ISBN (Electronic)9781760543419
ISBN (Print)9781760543426
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameInjury research and statistics


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