Table 1

Classification of sports into high, moderate and low risk with respect to eye injuries

ClassificationHigh riskModerate riskLow risk
DefinitionSmall, high speed, dense projectiles close to athletes, air rifle; paintball, hard, dense projectiles, fingers close to athletes or use of bat or stickHigh-speed ball, use of bat or stick, aggressive body contactNot involve a thrown or hit ball, a stick or bat, or aggressive play
ExamplesBadminton, baseball/softball, basketball, cricket, fencing, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, squash, tennis, boxing, wrestling, judoAmerican football, archery/darts, Australian football, rugby, football (soccer), volleyball, water poloAthletics, cycling, rowing, canoeing, skiing, swimming, diving, waterskiing