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

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Abstract

    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, Australian Capital Territory
    PublisherAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
    Number of pages50
    ISBN (Electronic)9781760543419
    ISBN (Print)9781760543426
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameInjury research and statistics
    No.114

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    Tovell, A., McKenna, K., Pointer, S., Henley, G., & Harrison, J. (2018). Eye injuries in Australia, 2010–11 to 2014–15. (Injury research and statistics; No. 114). Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.