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November 1989

American Academy of Ophthalmology's Commitment to Eye Safety

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Southampton, NY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(11):1565. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020643005

To the Editor.  —Drs Feist and Farber1 are to be commended on their editorial on "Ocular Trauma Epidemiology" in the April 1989 issue of the Archives. The recent interest in the area of eye injury prevention is a welcome development to those who have been involved in the area for a number of years. The questions posed by the editorial nicely summarize the most pertinent research needs.The American Academy of Ophthalmology has recently formed a committee on eye safety and sports ophthalmology to focus attention on this very issue. Clearly, eye safety and the promotion of appropriate preventive measures is of great importance to the public as well as to every practicing ophthalmologist. The renewed emphasis on eye safety will require the assistance of ophthalmologists in every part of the country to achieve success. It is a challenge to the ophthalmic community as a whole to be seen leading

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