According to a study conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) falling and fighting are the top two reasons that cause eye injuries that result in hospitalizations.
The study, conducted over a 10 year period tracked all eye injuries where the patient had to be hospitalized and found that:
The top reason recorded for eye injuries was falling (8,425 recorded cases). Most of the patients involved were elderly (over 60 years of age)
The second most recorded reason was brawling or fighting (nearly 8,000 recorded cases, not that far behind falling).
Additionally, the study found that the cost of treating these injuries increased by 62 percent.
Read the complete article on the AAO sites here.