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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – As spectacular as fireworks displays look, they require a great deal of attention when it comes to preventing injury.

In fact, 11,000 Americans are injured using fireworks each year on the 4th of July, with 18 percent of those injuries being to the eye.

Dr. Gil Grand, an Ophthalmology expert at Barnes-Jewish Hospital joins Fox 2 to share prevention techniques to avoid eye injury this holiday weekend.