Common Eye Injuries
If you have suffered an injury to the head, neck, or face, you should seek immediate medical attention. Blunt trauma can lead to a myriad of injuries that range in severity, including:
- Globe rupture
- Traumatic glaucoma
- Orbital floor fracture
- Foreign object in the eye
- Scleral disruption
- Vitreous hemorrhage
- Retrobulbar hematoma
Even if you feel your injury is mild, it is always best to have a medical professional evaluate it. Your health is important, and preserving it should always be a priority.
Getting something in your eye can be incredibly uncomfortable and even painful. A small object, like dust or dirt, can typically be removed from your eye with clean hands, a q-tip, or by rinsing your eye with clean water. If you cannot remove it, please give us a call.
If something large has become embedded in your eye, do not touch it or try to remove it. This is a medical emergency and should be addressed as soon as possible. Cover both of your eyes with a dark cloth to prevent movement and call 911 immediately.
Sudden Loss of Vision
The only way to tell what is causing vision loss is to visit an optometrist. If the cause is severe or requires immediate treatment, we may refer you to a specialist to ensure you get the care you need.