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Emergency & Disaster Preparedness

According to the World Health Organization's Disaster Management Guideline, ocular trauma is a common and important cause of blindness during emergencies or disasters. Emergencies such as the April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon bombing and the April 17, 2013, fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas highlight the importance of managing ocular trauma correctly, thereby saving sight and preventing the progression of conditions that could produce further damage.