In the United States, people are suffering thousands of eye injuries every day. Unfortunately, some fail to realize just how serious eye injuries can be, keeping them from getting the proper eye care treatment. Delaying vision treatment after an eye injury can result in serious damage and possibly even permanent loss of vision. If you have recently suffered an eye injury and live in or around The Woodlands, Huntsville, or Conroe, contact our team at Avery Eye Clinic to book an appointment.
Eye trauma is by far one of the most common forms of eye injuries. This type of injury occurs when a direct blow occurs to the eye. This can be the result of a fight, sporting accident, or even a fall. This can be a very serious eye injury and requires immediate attention by an optometrist. Some signs that you have suffered eye trauma include severe pain, blood within the eye, problems moving your eye, an irregularly shaped or unusually large pupil, or an embedded object in the eye.
Also referred to as corneal abrasion, a corneal scratch is when the soft surface of the eye is scratched by a foreign object. This can be caused by rubbing the eye while a foreign body is in the eye or getting poked in the eye. These eye injuries tend to be incredibly uncomfortable and can result in sensitivity to light, eye redness, and eye irritation. In some instances, the scratch can go beneath the eye’s surface, potentially causing greater damage. If the cut goes deeper than the cornea, then immediate treatment is necessary.
While most people think of the eyeball when it comes to eye injuries, the truth is that your eyelid can sustain a serious injury as well. These types of injuries usually don’t seem severe, but these injuries may impact the tubes that support the drainage of tears. Eyelid trauma may be caused by pet bites or scratches, paintball guns, or twigs. More often than not, stitches are necessary when eyelid trauma is sustained. If the drainage system is damaged, an artificial tube may need to be inserted to reverse the effects.
Contact Our Eye Doctors at Avery Eye Clinic
If you believe you have sustained any kind of eye injury, it is imperative to reach out to Avery Eye Clinic. Our eye doctors provide quality eye care for our patients in and around The Woodlands, Huntsville, and Conroe, TX. Call our team today at (800) 346-6162 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.