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Eye Injuries

General Information

The structure of your face and eyes helps protect your eyeballs from injuries. However, trauma to the face can damage the eye, including your eyelids, bone and surrounding skin.

Eye injuries are serious and may cause complications, including blindness. If you have eye trauma, visit the specialists at Urgent Care Goshen Physicians. You can also call (574) 535-1700 for an appointment. We’re open seven days a week, with extended hours on weekdays to provide quality treatment for conditions that aren’t life-threatening.

Symptoms of an eye injury

Sometimes, eye injuries don’t present obvious symptoms and may even obscure serious problems inside the eye. That’s why it’s best to get urgent medical help after eye trauma and for any of the following symptoms:

  • Blood in the clear part of the eye
  • Pain, redness or watering
  • Foreign object in the eye or under the eyelid that won’t flush out

First aid for eye trauma

Follow these first aid tips to treat an eye injury and prevent further complications:

  • Do not touch or rub the eye.
  • Do not apply pressure to the eye.
  • Do not try to remove an embedded object – let a medical professional do this.
  • Flush the eye if chemicals or debris are in it. However, do not flush the eye if it is cut or punctured.
  • Place something over the eye to shield it until you get medical treatment.
  • Apply a cold compress, but not pressure, for a blow to the eye.

After an eye injury, you may need to see a primary care provider to ensure your eye heals. For acute treatment or ongoing care, trust Urgent Care Goshen Physicians.

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