Posts Tagged: Fourth of July

Tips for a safe fireworks season

As families in Kentucky and Indiana get ready for a special Fourth of July celebrating our nation’s birthday, UofL Physicians – Eye Specialists highlights the importance for everyone to practice proper fireworks safety. Ocular injuries related to fireworks can often be devastating. A fireworks blast can rupture the globe, cause chemical and thermal burns, corneal abrasions,…
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Keep an eye on fireworks safety

Fireworks can be a fun way to celebrate Independence Day, but too often celebrations end with injuries or a trip to the emergency room. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that nearly 12,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries in the United States in 2015, and about 2,000 of those were eye…
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Fireworks safety for your family

Fireworks are beautiful and fun. They are often used at celebrations and on holidays. Yet, as an advocate for children’s safety and a pediatrician, I am all too aware that accidents happen—but there are ways we can protect our children from the dangers and still enjoy our festivities. First, igniting fireworks should be left to…
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