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- Corneal abrasions: A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the surface of your eye. It’s a common type of eye injury, especially if you wear contact lenses. Symptoms include pain, redness, tearing, and light sensitivity.
- Foreign body in the eye: A foreign body in the eye is exactly what it sounds like, an object that gets stuck in your eye. It can be anything from a piece of dust to metal shavings. Symptoms include pain, tearing, and the feeling that there is something in your eye.
- Chemical burns: Chemical burns happen when chemicals come into contact with your eye. This can happen at work if you are exposed to harmful chemicals, or if you accidentally get cleaning products in your eye. Symptoms may include pain, redness, tearing, and swelling.
These are just some of the common types of eye injuries. There are others such as blunt trauma, penetration injuries, and radiation injuries.
Treating Eye Injuries
The treatment for an eye injury will depend on the type and severity of the injury. Our eye doctors will determine the best course of treatment. For instance, a corneal abrasion may require artificial tears and a patch. Foreign objects in the eye can often be flushed out with a saline solution. More serious injuries may require surgery.
It’s critical to act quickly when you experience an eye injury. The sooner you are seen by an eye doctor, the better the outcome is likely to be. If you have something lodged in your eye, do not try to remove it yourself. This could cause further damage. Also, avoid rubbing your eye, which can worsen the situation.