Emergency care may be required for trauma to the eye as a result of an accident, scratch 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.
Dr. Brear is on-call at all hours to handle any eye care emergencies and ensure that any injuries or other conditions are handled thoroughly and efficiently to minimize vision loss. We are experienced in providing comprehensive emergency care for a wide range of injuries and conditions, and will handle your individual issue with precise skill and compassionate care. In the case of a true emergency, we encourage patients to call 911.
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. Common treatments include cold compresses, aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications or surgery. It is important to take precautions to prevent these injuries from occurring in the first place, in order to preserve your eye sight.