Common Causes of Eye Injuries

by: Advanced Laser | November 20, 2014

Close-up of a woman’s blue eye, contained within a “laser” boxAt Advanced Laser & Cataract Center Oklahoma, it is our mission to provide exceptional eye care services to our patients regardless of their needs. From basic eye care to advanced laser vision correction, our highly skilled team of experts performs a full range of procedures designed to promote optimal vision and ocular health.

In addition to providing LASIK and other procedures that improve vision, we also offer treatments for eye injuries. When it comes to preserving your precious vision, you cannot be too cautious. While your eyes are resilient, they are also extremely vulnerable to injury. This is why, at our state-of-the-art facility in Oklahoma City, eye injuries are treated with the utmost care.

It is important not to take chances with your eyes. What may strike you as just a minor injury could cause long-term or even permanent damage to your vision. When it comes to your eyes, it is far better to be safe than sorry. If you or someone you love has experienced any of the following eye injuries, or any other type of eye injury, we urge you to seek treatment immediately.

The Most Common Types of Eye Injuries

At Advanced Laser & Cataract Center Oklahoma, we treat all types of eye injuries, no matter how complex. The most common types of eye injuries we treat include:

  • Blows to the eye: These injuries often occur due to accidental trauma (like those that might occur during a sporting event) or intentional act of violence. The damage may involve the bony socket that protects the eye, the eye itself, or both.
  • Scratching of the cornea: The cornea can easily be scratched when children are wrestling or engaging in horseplay or when adults are hiking or running through brush or trees with low-hanging branches.
  • Exposure to chemicals: Exposure to dangerous chemicals, including those found in such common household items as car batteries, drain cleaners, bleach, glass polish, vinegar, plaster, and cleaning agents, can cause severe pain and even permanent damage to the eyes.
  • Foreign objects in the eyes: It is not unusual for foreign objects to enter the eyes. In most cases, these objects can easily be flushed out, if they don’t exit the eyes on their own. However, when objects such as shards of wood, metal, or glass enter the eye and cannot be flushed out of the eyes, they can cause serious damage.
  • Penetrating injuries: This type of eye injury often occurs during accidents. For instance, during a car accident, the glass from a windshield may penetrate the eye.
  • Radiation exposure: Exposure to radiation, such as that which occurs when someone spends too much time in the sun without proper eye protection, can cause damage to the eyes.

If you experience any of these eye injuries, you should not hesitate to seek treatment. Don’t take chances with your vision by assuming that your eye injury is too minor to worry about, especially if you are experiencing pain, bleeding, or changes in your vision.

Contact Advanced Laser and Cataract Center Oklahoma

To schedule an appointment with our team of eye care professionals, please contact Advanced Laser & Cataract Center Oklahoma today.