International Ophthalmology

, Volume 39, Issue 10, pp 2407–2411 | Cite as

Fireworks: boon or bane to our eyes?

  • Preethi Jeyabal
  • Lalita Davies
  • Andres Rousselot
  • Rupesh AgrawalEmail author


Fireworks are an integral aspect of national, cultural and religious festivals globally, featuring in a vast range of celebrations including Diwali in India and New Year’s Eve in the USA. We have seen a trend in eye injuries related to the use of fireworks, with millions of people, of which a large proportion comprising children, are injured annually—and rather than falling, as one would hope, this number is remaining stable. A comprehensive study of the impact of firework-related injuries to the eye is not available, and the efforts to mitigate this are not widely discussed in the literature. This literature review therefore focusses on studying the impact of firework-related eye injuries, the effect of legislation on mitigating these injuries and their associated morbidity.


Injury Trauma Firecracker injuries Prevention of ocular trauma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Preethi Jeyabal
    • 1
  • Lalita Davies
    • 2
  • Andres Rousselot
    • 3
  • Rupesh Agrawal
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyNational Healthcare Group Eye Institute, Tan Tock Seng HospitalNovenaSingapore
  2. 2.University of Birmingham Medical SchoolBirminghamUK
  3. 3.Instituto Oftalmologico LibertadorBuenos AiresArgentina

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