Navigation Links
Uncork With Care, Eye Experts Warn
Date:1/2/2012

SATURDAY, Dec. 31 (HealthDay News) -- If champagne is a part of your New Year's Eve celebration, use care when you pop the cork or it could turn into a dangerous projectile that can cause serious eye damage, the American Academy of Ophthalmology warns.

When it leaves the bottle, a cork can reach speeds of up to 50 miles an hour and have enough force to shatter glass. This type of impact on an eye can cause acute glaucoma, detached retina and staining of the cornea, all of which can result in decreased vision.

"Champagne cork eye injuries can have a devastating impact on your vision," Dr. Kuldev Singh, an ophthalmologist and clinical correspondent for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, said in an academy news release.

"Many champagne cork-related eye injuries necessitate urgent surgery to prevent significant, permanent vision loss -- a terrible way to spend the holidays. If you follow a few simple steps to properly open a bottle of champagne, you can keep your holidays enjoyable and safe," Singh said.

Here are the AAO's tips for safely opening a bottle of champagne, also called sparkling wine:

  • Never use a corkscrew.
  • Chill the bottle to at least 45 degrees F before opening. The cork of a warm bottle is more likely to pop unexpectedly.
  • Don't shake the bottle. Doing so increases the speed at which the cork leaves the bottle.
  • When opening the bottle, hold down the cork with the palm of your hand while removing the wire hood. Point the bottle at a 45-degree angle away from yourself and other people. Place a towel over the entire top of the bottle and grasp the cork.
  • Slowly and firmly twist the bottle while holding the cork to break the seal and continue holding the cork while twisting the bottle. Do this until the cork is almost out of the bottle's neck. Use slight downward pressure to counter the force of the cork just as it breaks free from the bottle.

More information

Prevent Blindness America has more about eye safety at home.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Academy of Ophthalmology, news release, Dec. 14, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Bariatricfurnishings.com Launches Unique Eco-friendly Seating for Health Care, Hospitality, Assisted Living Centers, and Home Use at Competitive Prices
2. Elizabeth Colston, MD, PhD, of CONNEXION Healthcare, Honored as Rising Star by Healthcare Businesswomens Association
3. Apex Heart Care, First Arizona Clinic to Install Shape-HF; New Medical Device Measures Patient Physiology to Define Shortness of Breath
4. GE Healthcare, Intel and Mayo Clinic explore new models of health care delivery
5. New Building at University of Michigan Health System Expands Eye Care, Unites Diabetes Researchers
6. MedInformatix EPM and EMR Standardizes Care, Raises Efficiency for Affiliates of Non-Profit Physicians Network
7. UniCare, Power Country 105.9 Hold Nursery Drive for the Beckley Dream Center
8. National Democratic Strategist Bob Weiner Discusses Healthcare, Political Aftermath, Obama Agenda in Radio Interview
9. Delayed retirement among Americans may bolster future of Social Security and Medicare, study finds
10. Kids Suffer When Parents Choose Between Health Care, Bills
11. Talyst Reaches Major Milestone: 500 Implementations in Long-Term Care, Acute Care and Corrections
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Uncork With Care, Eye Experts Warn
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... 2017 , ... "TransFreeze Volume 3 is a self animating masking transition which allows users to ... X," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , TransFreeze Volume 3 ... one clip to the next. , To use “Cut-Out First” presets, choose a ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 13, 2017 , ... The 18th ... Avenida America hotel on March 3-4, 2017. This Congress is expertly designed to ... the management of patients with lung cancer. , Chaired by Dr. Giorgio V. Scagliotti, ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... KOAMTAC ®, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Bluetooth barcode ... scanner and data collector at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show (NRF17) held January ... to the market’s need for more compact and rugged devices for collecting barcode data ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... PA (PRWEB) , ... January 13, 2017 , ... An inventor from Pahrump, Nev., used ... others. "My urologist had me wear a Foley catheter and urine bag for a half ... and uncomfortable, so I decided that there should be a better way to do this." ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... MN (PRWEB) , ... January 13, 2017 , ... People ... to endure jolts of pain whenever they brush their teeth. Sadly, most dental hygiene ... who have sensitive gums and teeth. For these people, continuing their daily oral care ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/16/2017)... LONDON , Jan. 16, 2017 ... delivering devices used for administering medications in a ... mainly used for therapeutic purposes in critical care, ... are required to make patient,s feel comfortable and ... medical errors which would lead to serious life ...
(Date:1/16/2017)...   The Harrington Discovery Institute at ... , has announced the 2017 recipients of Harrington ... physician-scientists whose research shows promise to advance the ... Institute – part of The Harrington Project for ... academic medicine: to advance early breakthroughs into the ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... According to the new market research report "Display Controller Market by ... LCD Controller), Application (Industrial Control, Medical Equipment, Automotive, Mobile Communication), and Geography ... to grow from USD 17.26 Billion in 2015 to reach USD 32.24 ... Continue Reading ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: