Eye Trauma: A Very Serious Matter
Eye trauma is difficult to deal with. In most cases, you will know if you have suffered an injury to your eye, but there are some instances in which the injury might not seem so bad. It is imperative that anyone in Columbia who thinks they have suffered any damage to the eye visit a doctor of optometry as quickly as possible.
How Does Eye Trauma Occur?
Eye trauma can occur even without you having some major accident. In fact, foreign bodies in the eye are one of the leading causes of eye trauma. A grain of sand, saw dust, or an eyelash could theoretically lead to a scratch on the cornea.
Being punctured in the eye with an object or having something hit the eye can also cause trauma. This may be a result of a foreign object being projected into the eye due to an accident. The eyes are very sensitive so you have to take care to protect them. When conducting activities where small particles may impact the eye, it is important to take precaution and wear protective eyewear.
Symptoms Associated with Eye Trauma
One of the most common symptoms of an eye injury includes swelling or the eye and irritation. If you notice that your eye is increasing in size or redness, you may have encountered an injury. More serious cases of eye trauma include eye lacerations. If you believe you have scratched your eye, contact your our optometrist immediate. Corneal abrasions are susceptible to infection and must be treated as soon as possible.
Contact Our Optometrist For Eye Care Treatment
Have you recently suffered an eye injury? Don’t hesitate. Call Dr. Dorothy Park & Associates at 803-254-6306 to eye treatment today. Our eye doctor has the tools and professional experience to get your eyes back to clear health.