SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1989

Epidemiology of Eye Injuries in Hockey


Collection of hockey eye injury data revealed an alarming number of severe eye injuries suffered by Canadian players. In two hockey seasons, 63 blinding eye injuries were recorded. Rule changes and the development of Canadian Standards Association-certified eye protectors has eliminated the injury problem. When all hockey players wear certified protectors, the eye injury problem will be solved.

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Pashby, T
Technical Committee on Protective Equipment for Hockey and Lacrosse Players, Canadian Standards Association, Don Mills, Ontario, Canada
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Developed by Committee: F08
Pages: 29–31
DOI: 10.1520/STP24032S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5101-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1274-2