injuries inflicted in different sport activities are relatively rare and depend
upon the type of sport. They are more common in recreational sport activities. These
injuries are generally minor but may be very severe and result in permanent
vision impairment. One must be aware of the fact that these sport activities,
either recreative or professional, are exercised by young people. Methods:All analyzed patients were hospitalized at the
Clinic of Eye Diseases, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, for severe eye
injuries which occurred in
sport activities. The analyzed period included 10 years, from the beginning of
2000 to the end of 2009. Results:In this period, a total of 117 patients with eye
injuries sustained in some of sport activities were hospitalized. There were
114 (97.5%) injured males. Mean age of the injured was 25.8 years, and there
were no individuals older than 50 years of age. Closed eyeball injures were
reported in 96.6% and open injuries were seen in the remaining 3.4% of cases.
During recreational sports, the eye injuries occurred in 76.1%, in the school—19.6%,
and in professional sport—4.3% of the time. The injured individuals were as follows: pupils—35.0%, students—17.9%, workers—22.2%, clerks—20.6% and professional players—4.3% of cases. Upon completed treatment, visual
acuity was normal in 77.8%, subnormal in 16.2%, impaired in 3.4% and amaurosis
in 2.6% of cases.
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