Ocular Trauma

Ocular trauma is often a medical emergency and should be brought to the attention of your eye doctor immediately. Sometimes, those who find themselves in car accidents, workplace accidents or even fights may find that they have sustained injuries to the eye. This may be through a fracture, or through a foreign body entering the eye.

Ocular Trauma Includes

  • Foreign bodies. A foreign object stuck in the eye, such as a piece of glass, should be addressed by a doctor immediately to avoid permanent damage.
  • Corneal abrasion. A severe scratch or cut on the surface of the eye, or the cornea.
  • Blunt trauma to the eye. This can cause a lot of damage to the eye and surrounding tissues. Any fractures will be confirmed with a CT scan.
  • Lid injury. Injury to the eyelid can lead to permanent scarring.

If you are involved in an accident that causes ocular trauma, you should always contact your eye doctor immediately. Your doctor will do everything in their power to correct the issue and avoid as much vision loss as possible. Our surgeons at Angioletti Retina are experienced and skilled in saving vision when ocular trauma occurs. If you have more questions about ocular trauma, set up an appointment with Angioletti Retina today!

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