Eyeing the ball - polycarbonate lenses
Saysa reported in the New England Journal of Medicine last week that American professional baseball players should take greater precautions to protect their eyes from harm.
Bruce zagbaum of North Shore University Hospital in New York found in a study of eye injuries during the 1991 season baseball game that only one of the 21 players wore safety goggles.
Fourteen helmets but no eye protection.
The player was hit by the ball with the most serious eye injury.
The two were taken to the emergency department of the hospital and one needed surgery.
Zagelbaum advises players to expect bats in "--
Should wear an injection mask shortly after the batter
He said all other athletes should wear approved sports goggles with a polyester lens.
In 1991, baseball caused more eye damage in American amateur and professional athletes than in any other sport, accounting for 18 of the total.