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Eye Trauma In Teenage Sports on the Rise

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary:Every year, some 33,000 young athletes injure their eyes participating in sports.
Air Date: 12/5/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Peter Kriz, MD
Kriz headshotDr. Kriz is a graduate of Boston College and Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kriz completed a pediatric and chief residency at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital. He completed a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston in 2010. Dr. Kriz's research interests include injury prevention in youth sports and sport-related concussion. He currently provides team physician responsibilities to student-athletes at Brown University and several area high schools, and concussion management for the Providence Bruins Professional Hockey Team. Special interests include musculoskeletal ultrasound, dance medicine, and sports concussion management. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and has lectured at several national meetings on the topic of youth sports injuries.

    Eye Trauma In Teenage Sports on the Rise
    Every year, some 33,000 young athletes injure their eyes participating in sports.

    Nine in ten of those mishaps could have been avoided.

    Insist that your sports-minded youngster wear protective lenses made of polycarbonate, a rugged material that is twenty times stronger than conventional eyewear.
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