The incidence and prevention of ocular injuries in orthodontic practice.

@article{Sims1993TheIA,
  title={The incidence and prevention of ocular injuries in orthodontic practice.},
  author={Anthony P. Sims and T. J. Roberts-Harry and Dai Roberts-Harry},
  journal={British journal of orthodontics},
  year={1993},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={339-43}
}
A postal survey was conducted to determine the use of eye protection and incidence of ocular trauma in orthodontic practice. One-hundred-and-fifty-nine NHS orthodontic consultants and 203 specialist orthodontic practitioners were surveyed. Two-hundred-and-forty-one (66.5 per cent) replies were received. Some form of eye protection was routinely worn by 66.8 per cent of orthodontists, 64.3 per cent of patients, but only 33.6 per cent of DSAs. Eye protection was not offered to DSAs in 31.9 per… CONTINUE READING