If you are ever in an eye emergency, there is no doubt that you will seek the treatment of a professional that is trusted and experienced in handling similar situations. Our Sunrise emergency eye doctor from 2020 Vision Place is prepared to handle any number of eye emergencies that can occur. We are here to outline a few of them so you know how they can be treated if you ever experience them in the future. If you ever experience an injury or trauma to your eye, you should visit our Sunrise emergency eye doctor right away for an examination, even if you think the eye is okay. We will use a biomicroscope to carefully examine the eye and make sure that it does not need any further treatment, or recommend treatment if necessary.
One common eye emergency that we have seen at 2020 Vision Place is a hot metal foreign body becoming embedded in the cornea. This can occur while doing work that involves drilling or grinding iron or other metals. If you seek treatment right away, we can usually heal the trauma well, but it is always recommended to wear safety glasses. Another common eye emergency is retinal trauma. If you have a “black eye” or another similar kind of trauma, you may not realize that the sensitive tissue and blood vessels of the retina has been affected, which is another reason why you should visit our Sunrise emergency eye doctor after any sort of eye trauma. In some cases, the retina can get knocked loose and cause a retinal hemorrhage involving bleeding underneath. Treatment is needed right away to avoid permanent damage. Another eye emergency that can occur is if you see random flashes of light. This could be indicative of a problem occurring at the back of your eye that needs medical treatment.
To learn more about eye emergencies and how our Sunrise emergency eye doctor can be of help to you, we encourage you to visit the 2020 Vision Place website and read through the additional information we have provided for our patients there. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like us to address, feel free to contact us by phone or online at you soonest convenience.