What is Ocular Trauma and How to Deal With It
- Posted on: Jun 30 2015
Ocular trauma, as the name implies, describes trauma to any portion of the eye. There are a number of different injuries that can result in ocular traumas. Depending on the type of injury, an appropriate treatment approach should be chosen. It is absolutely necessary for anyone who has suffered from ocular trauma to be immediately taken to an ophthalmologist.
Dealing with Different Types of Ocular Trauma
There are many different causes of eye injuries, ranging from a fist to the eye to splashing of a chemical into the eye. Of course, in addition to direct trauma to the eye, injuries can also cause problems with your eyelids. If untreated, some injuries can lead to a complete loss of vision.
- Blunt trauma: This is caused by a direct blow to your eyes – by a fist, for example. The result of a blow may be just a black eye. However, blunt trauma can also involve severe problems including a blow-out fracture. A simple black eye is easily dealt with by an ice pack but a more severe problem may require CT scans, x-ray images and an ophthalmologist’s attention.
- Penetrating trauma: This type of injury is a result of a sharp object penetrating your eye. After such an injury, it is important to not touch your eye and to shield it, by means of a patch, if possible. Your doctor will examine your eye and let you know how to proceed.
- Chemical trauma: Chemical trauma is the results of any kind of chemical making contact with the eye. This kind of trauma should immediately be dealt with by irrigating your eye thoroughly with water. Following this, it’s important to see an ophthalmologist to have them assess any damage.
Need Information on Dealing with Ocular Trauma? Contact Dr. Julia Giyaur.
To get more details on ocular trauma and methods for dealing with them, contact Dr. Giyaur. Our office is located in Brooklyn, New York and our phone number is 718-676-6464. We hope to hear from you soon.
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