Jul 22, 2017
Author: Jared Scott, M.D.
gun eye injuries are most common in August and September. They most
often happen to males aged 16-17 year old. Around 10% of the BB eye
injuries lead to eye loss.
- Accidental firearm injury is common in children
and is a common cause of mortality. One-third of homes with
children have a firearm.
accidental pediatric gun injuries happen to young, male children
with guns owned by family members. It is important to educate gun
owners about proper gun storage.
References: Childhood Firearm Injuries in the United
States Katherine A. Fowler,
Linda L. Dahlberg, Tadesse Haileyesus, Carmen Gutierrez, Sarah
Bacon. Pediatrics Jun 2017, e20163486; DOI: