Eye Trauma can Pose a Risk to Your Vision

Accidents are a part of life and when they happen, they can cause all manner of bodily harm. When the eye is suddenly hit, the trauma from the impact and damage that ensues can pose a risk to your vision. At the offices of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Alexandria, our highly skilled and compassionate staff will work to ease your pain, evaluate the condition of your eye, and effectively treat the damage caused to it.

Trauma can take many forms, varying in severity from minor injury to medical emergencies. It’s important to note that even in cases where trauma seems minor, every eye injury should be given medical attention, especially if you develop any of the following symptoms:
 eye pain
 blurred vision
 cuts to the eyelid
 diminished eye movement
 eye protrusion
 blood in the clear part of the eye
 abnormal pupil size or shape
 a foreign object embedded in the eye

The best way to avoid eye trauma is to take simple precautions. We suggest using protective eyewear while doing things that may put them at risk – such as home repair, yard work, cleaning, cooking, and playing sports. In most cases of injury, people report not properly protecting their eyes – which is an indication of just how important taking the necessary precautions can be.

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At the office of Retina Group of Washington – Virginia – Alexandria, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate eye care for a full spectrum of eye conditions. For more information on our office and the many services we provide, give us a call today.

Emergency Retina Care in Falls Church

Emergency Retina Care in Falls Church

Ocular Trauma in Falls Church

Accidents happen and sometimes they happen to the most delicate and vulnerable part of the body – the eye. An injury to the eye happens without warning and unlike serious eye diseases requires instantaneous reaction and treatment to prevent vision loss. Emergency retina care in Falls Church from our retina Group of Washington is here to help prevent devastating damage due to ocular trauma.

Ocular trauma is defined as any injury to the eye. The injury may have been due to mechanical trauma (blunt or penetrating), chemical agents, or radiation (ultraviolet or ionizing). Ocular trauma is a leading cause of visual loss and blindness, which can happen to anybody but frequently affects young people. Worldwide, it is estimated, there are approximately 1.6 million people blind from eye injuries with many more suffering some degree of vision loss each year. Our emergency retina care in Falls Church physicians are prepared to respond to ocular trauma cases quickly with expert care. Speed of treatment is critically important to prevent severe damage to the retina and other critical parts of the eye. Baring severe ocular damage most traumas will begin to heal within 48 to 72 hours following conservative treatment procedures.

When it comes to combating ocular trauma our emergency retina care in Falls Church practice stresses two things; prevention and quick treatment. It is important that when engaging in athletics or work that involves the possibility of flying debris such as construction or yard work that we emphasize the use of protective eyewear. Most optical shops can take a prescription from our doctor and fabricate protective eyewear that allows the patient to see clearly. When ocular trauma occurs, no matter how slight you think the injury may be please call our office and be seen by one of our doctors immediately.

The Retina Group of Washington
6354 Walker Lane, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22310
(703) 313-8822