‘Party Season’ is here.
The party season is upon us with its mix of excitement, stress, tiredness and alcohol.
All this can lead to unexpected accidents at Christmas. According to the NHS more than 80,000 people a year need hospital treatment for injuries such as falls, cuts and burns during the festive period. It goes without saying you should never drink and drive.
For advice on staying safe see Healthy Christmas
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50-mile-per-hour champagne corks
Opening champagne bottles can be extremely dangerous. Ali Mearza, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, warns that being hit by a blunt cork in the eye can cause haemorrhage within the eye, retinal detachment, lens dislocation and rupture of the delicate eye wall. His comments come after Fabio Bassi was hit in the eye by a cork which broke his glasses, forcing glass into his face. Following emergency surgery to repair the cuts to his cornea, Mr Bassi is recovering well, but will require further reconstructive surgery to improve his vision.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology have released five simple tips for safely opening Champagne.
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