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.
Our doctors are experienced in providing comprehensive emergency eye care for a wide range of injuries and conditions. They will handle your individual issue with precise skill and compassionate care in order to minimize vision loss. If more in-depth specialized care is necessary, a referral will be made to the appropriate healthcare professional.
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.
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.