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Eye Injuries Treatment Doctor Q&A

Eye Injuries Treatment Doctor Q&A

Eye injuries include bruising, punctures, and scratches. Eye injuries can range from moderate to serious. Eye injuries can include pain, swelling, bruising, redness, vision defects, difficulty moving the eyes, and bleeding. Eye injuries can get severe and cause permanent eye damage if not treated properly. Get the appropriate treatment for eye injuries at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you at Tibbetts St Portland, Stark Street Portland, and Tigard, OR. We also accept walk-ins

Eye Injuries Treatment Doctor Near Me in Portland and Tigard, OR
Eye Injuries Treatment Doctor Near Me in Portland and Tigard, OR

Table of Contents:

What are some common eye injuries?
When should you seek treatment for an eye injury?
How serious can an eye injury get?
How do you treat an eye injury?

What are some common eye injuries?


Many kinds of common eye injuries can happen. The most common is a scratch on the eye. This is known as a corneal abrasion. Corneal abrasions can happen when a person gets poked in the eye or when a person rubs their eye when there is a foreign body present, like dust or sand. Another common eye injury is a chemical eye injury. This happens when a person accidentally splashes or sprays a chemical substance in their eye.

The two most common chemical eye injuries are caused by acids or alkaline substances. Acidic chemical substances are known to cause irritation and burning of the eye, an alkali is known to cause some redness and burning as well. Another example of a common eye injury is a subconjunctival hemorrhage. A subconjunctival hemorrhage is known as eye bleeding, and this type of injury can be caused by many factors. It can be caused by blood vessel leakage, where the vessel that is found between the white of the eye and the clear covering of the eye is known as the conjunctiva. Injuries like this can happen by rubbing the eye aggressively.

When should you seek treatment for an eye injury?


It is recommended that if you suffer from an eye injury, you seek medical attention as soon as possible. If you have injured your eye and are experiencing symptoms, it may require emergency eye care. If you experience bleeding from the eye, eye pain that does not get better, double vision, vision loss, swelling, different-sized pupils, or eye pain that is accompanied by a headache, then you should be seen by a medical professional as soon as possible.

If you suffer from a corneal abrasion, it may require medical attention. Before seeing a doctor, there are a few things you can try at home. The first thing to try if you feel something trapped in the eye is to rapidly blink the eyes to try and remove the debris that is in the eye. Another thing to try that may help to remove the debris is using eye drops to help flush out the eye. If both of these treatments do not help remove the object in the eye, seeking immediate urgent care should be the next step.

How serious can an eye injury get?


An eye injury can become very serious if it is left untreated. Eye injuries can cause vision loss and blindness and cause a person to have lifelong pain. It is important that, if you suffer from an unexpected eye injury, you treat it seriously. The two most serious eye injuries that can happen to a person are hyphemas and blowout fractures.

Both of these injuries are caused by an unexpected blunt trauma to the face or the eye. A hyphema is when blood gathers at the front of the eye. The blood can cover the white part of the eye as well as the pupil. This is serious because it puts an increased amount of pressure on the eye. It will cause permanent vision problems if it is not addressed immediately.

Blowout fractures occur when one or more bones that surround and support the eye are broken. When there is a blunt force applied to the area, it can cause the bones to shatter and the eye muscles to become trapped, which can lead to permanent vision changes or even vision loss.

How do you treat an eye injury?


There are many ways for a person to treat an eye injury. A person needs to recognize when to seek medical attention for an eye injury. Eye injuries can be very painful but treating them quickly and correctly can avoid prolonged pain and further complications. If you have suffered from an eye injury, you should cover the eye with a clean pad or dressing. It is also important to know if there is a large object lodged in the eye and not attempt to remove it.

Another way to help treat an injured eye is by keeping the uninjured eye closed to help prevent any movement in the injured eye. Applying a cold compress to the injured eye can help reduce any swelling that is accompanied by the injury. As well, taking over-the-counter medications can also help with any inflammation or pain. If you have suffered from a serious eye injury and there is pain when moving the eye, a change in vision, bleeding, or bruising, that is considered an emergent eye injury and should be seen by a physician as soon as possible.

If you or someone you know has suffered from an eye injury, visit our team at Columbia Clinic Urgent Care. We are a team of medical professionals who are here for your needs and to make sure you are taken care of. For more information, please contact us or request an appointment online. We serve patients from Tibbetts St Portland, Milwaukie OR, Oak Grove OR, Stark Street Portland, Fairview OR, Happy Valley OR, Gladstone OR, Cedar Mill OR, Tibbetts Street Portland OR, West Linn OR, Aloha OR, Tigard OR, Lake Oswego OR, Tualatin OR, Oregon City OR.

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