How fireworks bans and eye injuries relate

Ophthalmologists compared fireworks-caused eye injuries in places with and without bans on the explosives.

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A study published Dec. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology found that the odds of a fireworks-related injury were two times higher among Washington state residents of areas where fireworks were legal compared to those where they were restricted. Read more about the study in our news release.

Download broadcast-ready soundbites with the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Shu Feng (Ophthalmology, UW Medicine).

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