Every year over 2 million people sustain an eye injury of some sort. Ocular injuries or trauma is the second most common cause of visual impairments and refers to any wounds, contusions, burns, or foreign bodies causing harm to your eye. Here at Beyond 2020 Vision Specialists we are proud to offer foreign body removal for our patients, as well as treatment for a variety of ocular injuries.
When a foreign body is stuck in the eye, it is very important to have it removed as soon as possible. Foreign objects can damage your eye causing scratches, ulcers, and other ocular damage that can harm your vision. It is also important not to try to remove a foreign body yourself as you can cause more damage to the eye if the object is not removed properly. Our staff at Beyond 2020 Vision Specialists is dedicated to treating various ocular injuries using the latest treatments and technology to ensure high-quality patient care and optimal safety during your foreign body removal.
Symptoms of ocular injuries caused by foreign bodies lodged in the eye will vary but may include eye pain, redness, or discomfort during eye movement. Treatment for this type of eye trauma can vary based on the severity of the injury, so it is best to see your optometrist for an evaluation following any form of eye trauma. Other ocular injuries such as those resulting from chemical exposure or severe trauma from impact require immediate medical attention. Minor injuries such as a black eye may be treated at home with a cold compress and rest but should still be examined by a professional.