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Injury prevention in the Republic of Ireland
  1. John Blake1,
  2. Patricia Fitzpatrick2
  1. 1Consultant Eye Surgeon, St Vincent's Private Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Lecturer, Department of Public Health Medicine and Epidemiology, UCD, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2, Ireland

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    Editor,—We would like to draw your attention to a successful injury prevention initiative in the Republic of Ireland. Eye perforations are a distinct form of trauma unrelated to severe general injuries and fatal accident1; perforations follow low speed crashes, usually with impact against stationary objects.2 They are due almost exclusively to fracturing of toughened glass windscreens, often with explosive effect.3

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