Eye injuries are a serious matter. Because eye injury can occur at any time and under any condition, it’s important to know what to do if you’ve had an eye injury. At 2020 Vision Place, our Fort Lauderdale emergency eye care center handles eye trauma and other eye conditions in a relaxing and caring facility.
Our office is equipped to handle many different types of eye injuries. Our primary method of treating eye injuries is with an instrument called a biomicroscope, also commonly known as a slit lamp. The slit lamp has high magnification and helps our doctors to better evaluate your eye trauma. It is the best instrument to examine eye injuries. Eye trauma may be classified as injury to the eye, or embedded foreign bodies that have lodged in the eye. Hot iron metallic shards that can get in the eye from the type of work that uses drills or grinders that use iron or metal can be an example of this. Our Fort Lauderdale emergency eye care center is able to treat rust and metal in the eye and removing them for better vision.
Other types of eye trauma include trauma to the retina or hemorrhages in the retina. The retina is very delicate and sensitive, and any injury there should be looked at by our doctors in our Fort Lauderdale emergency eye care facility. If you have suffered a retinal hemorrhage, you’ll notice bleeding inside the eye. Certain injuries can knock the retina loose and cause bleeding underneath it. If not treated immediately, it can cause blindness. If you have suffered a hemorrhage to the retina, come to our offices immediately to see our doctor and to have it treated before it progresses. For more information, call 2020 Vision Place to speak to one of our knowledgeable representatives.