Eye Injuries Can Happen At Anytime…
How to Recognize An Eye Injury
Seek Medical Attention Right Away, IF:
obvious pain or trouble seeing
a cut or torn eyelid
does not move as well as the other
sticks out more when compared to the other
The eye has
an unusual pupil size or shape
There is blood in
the clear part of the eye
something in your eye that cannot be easily removed
Types of Eye Injuries
Lacerations & Abrasions (Scratched Eye): lacerations (cuts) and abrasions (scratches) can affect the front sections of the eye, including the cornea, conjunctiva and sclera, as well as the eyelids.
This can occur for a variety of reasons
including a blow to the eye (being hit by a flying object), sand or dust in windy environments, and contact lens wear
You may experience
severe pain, watering of the eye, or light sensitivity
Foreign Bodies: a foreign body is any object that becomes stuck in the eye. In mild cases, it is something caught between one of the eyelids or on the front surface of the eye. In severe cases, it can be something that has penetrated the eye.
Can be as mild as a spec of dirt,
or as serious as a piece of shattered glass stuck in the eye
torn contact lenses
Dust, pollen, and
other matter circulating in the air
a fishhook that penetrates the eye
Blunt Injuries (Blunt Force Trauma): a blunt impact to the eye, such as a blow, or being hit by an object such as a baseball, can cause a range of eye injuries. Significant blunt force trauma to the eye and face can result in a hyphema, orbital blowouts, and retinal detachment.
occurs when the ridge of the eye sockets or eyeball are struck by an object causing a facture to the area in which the eye muscles attach (considered a serious eye injury)
is a collection of blood in the anterior chamber of the eye caused by blunt trauma (considered a serious eye injury)
occurs from a blow to the eye or surrounding soft tissue, the force of which, can cause detachment of the retina (considered a serious eye injury)
any eye injury caused by significant blunt force trauma is considered an emergency
Traumatic Iritis: is inflammation of the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil and occurs after an eye injury.
It can be caused
by a poke or blow to the eye
usually requires treatment
Health Insurance vs. Vision Insurance…
Health Insurance, Will It Cover An Eye Injury?
Do Not Attempt To Treat A Serious Eye Injury Yourself…
If You Experience An Eye Injury, It Is Important To See An Eye Care Provider As Soon As Possible…