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What eye injuries are emergencies?

What eye injuries are emergencies?

Probably all: If your eye is injured, especially if there is a chance the outer wall has been penetrated you should be seen immediately. If the vision drops, the eye gets red or painful, or you see light flashing then an examination with your ophthalmologist is mandatory. It is always best in this circumstance to err on the side of caution and protect your vision. ...Read more

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Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Definition)

An eye injury is a condition in which a person has some trauma to one or both eyes. Injuries include bruises around the eye, bleeding behind the cornea, dislocation of the lens, rupture of the ...Read more


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Can eye injury cause sties?

Can eye injury cause sties?

Unlikely: I believe you mean "styes"? These inflammatory lesions originate from oil glands on the margin of lids called meibomian glands. Rarely, scarring of the lids may disturb the lipid flow and lead to styes. Blepharitis is the most common cause of styes. ...Read more

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What could cause a major eye injury?

What could cause a major eye injury?

Physical/chemical: Major eye injuries are caused by blunt and sharp trauma, with or without globe penetration/rupture. Strong chemicals (e.g. battery acid, lye drain cleaner, etc.) can cause vision threatening eye injuries. Eye protection with safety glasses, goggles, face shields and avoidance of dangerous situations can help prevent work related eye injury. Flush out eyes immediately if splashed, ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of an eye injury?

What are common symptoms of an eye injury?

Many: Depending on the structure injured, and the nature of the injury, symptoms can include blurred vision, pain, redness of the eye, tearing, loss of central or peripheral vision, among others. Treatment depends on the nature and degree of the injury, but can include drops, patching, special bandage contact lenses, or surgery. ...Read more

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Is it okay to work out after an eye injury?

Is it okay to work out after an eye injury?

Maybe: If you are completely healed the yes, you may resume your exercise regimen when able. If you are still healing, you may need a reduced routine or to rest completely. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an eye injury to heal?

How long does it take for an eye injury to heal?

Eye injury: Eye injuries vary in there severity and length of recovery. If minor, recovery can be a few days as in a corneal abrasion. If severe, as in a laceration of the eyeball, recovery may never completely recover, particularly in regard of vision. ...Read more

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How would an eye injury from paintball be treated?

How would an eye injury from paintball be treated?

Derpends on Injury: Blunt trauma, such as being struck with a paintball, can run the range from minor to severe. Minor problems include small corneal abrasions, mild intraocular inflammation, and swollen lids. More severe injuries include intraocular bleeding, retinal detachment, or a rupture of the eyeball itself. Treatment can be anything from observation, to drops, to surgery if necessary. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of an eye injury in embroidery?

Have you ever heard of an eye injury in embroidery?

No. : Enlighten me! 20 years of experience and have not heard of any such thing. ...Read more

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What object causes the most eye injuries every year?

What object causes the most eye injuries every year?

Foreign bodies: High on the list of injuries to the eye is foreign bodies on the cornea and conjunctiva.This can occur from dirt blown into the eye or work/hobby -related from tools and machines shooting off particles. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more