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February/March 2010 (vol. 06/5)

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Eye injuries

A Cochrane review of literature found no reliable evidence that educational interventions are effective in preventing eye injuries. It covered interventions to reduce eye injuries in workplace, sports and school settings. Educational approaches included short films, behaviour modification, warning information, and individual and group training alongside the provision of protective equipment. Two randomised controlled and three controlled before-and-after studies were included. Although two studies did show a reduction in injuries associated with the intervention, the evidence quality was poor.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009; 4: CD006527. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006527.pub3. http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD006527/INJ_educational-interventions-for-preventing-eye-injuries

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2010 (vol. 06/5) pp40-41