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What eye injuries are emergencies?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Physical & chemical

In addition to blunt and perforating trauma (ruptured globes), chemical injuries are true emergencies.
Wet mortar, grout, cement and industrial cleaners are common alkaline burns. Fumaric acid in rust remover can cause severe injuries, as can exploding lead-acid automotive batteries. Even a corneal abrasion can get infected, so an eye examination is recommended for any vision loss or pain.

In brief: Physical & chemical

In addition to blunt and perforating trauma (ruptured globes), chemical injuries are true emergencies.
Wet mortar, grout, cement and industrial cleaners are common alkaline burns. Fumaric acid in rust remover can cause severe injuries, as can exploding lead-acid automotive batteries. Even a corneal abrasion can get infected, so an eye examination is recommended for any vision loss or pain.
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ruptured globes

Penetrating/perforating injuries, retinal detachments, very acutely elevated eye pressure, any injury with associated vision loss should be examined for sure.

In brief: Ruptured globes

Penetrating/perforating injuries, retinal detachments, very acutely elevated eye pressure, any injury with associated vision loss should be examined for sure.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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