Emergency Eye Care

Emergency care may be required for trauma to the eye as a result of an accident, scratch, puncture or contamination, as well as for any sudden onset of troubling symptoms, including redness, pain, swelling and visual impairment. It is essential for anyone experiencing these symptoms, after a traumatic eye event, to seek immediate medical attention in order to reduce the risk of vision loss and other types of permanent damage.

The doctors in our practice are on-call at all hours to handle any eye care emergencies and to ensure that any injuries or other conditions are handled thoroughly and efficiently to minimize vision loss. Our doctors are experienced in providing comprehensive emergency care for a wide range of injuries and conditions, and will handle your individual issue with precise skill and compassionate care. In the case of a true emergency, we encourage patients to call 911.

Treatment for an Eye Emergency

The best treatment for an eye emergency can vary depending on the type and severity of the condition, as well as the visual and overall health of the patient. Common treatments include:

  • Ice
  • Aspirin
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Surgery

Treatment should be sought as soon as possible, as severe eye injuries can sometimes lead to permanent damage. The best treatment for eye injuries is to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Protect your eyes and take safety precautions whenever possible.

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