Who can diagnose corneal abrasion?
If you are diagnosed with a corneal abrasion, you should avoid rubbing your eyes. Only an eye doctor can recommend the right treatment for a corneal abrasion. Your doctor will examine the eye and remove any objects that he or she finds. Anesthetic eye drops will make this procedure more comfortable.
Should I go to ER for corneal abrasion?
If there is something stuck on the surface of your eye and rinsing doesn’t get rid of it, don’t try to remove it yourself. Instead, visit your eye doctor, emergency room, or an urgent care facility like Physicians Immediate Care to have the object removed safely by a physician.
Should I go to urgent care for eye injury?
We recommend seeking immediate medical attention anytime you experience swelling, redness, or pain in your eye, especially if it occurs after an injury or having a foreign object or chemical in your eye. When left untreated, these injuries can damage your eye even more, leading to partial and/or permanent blindness.
Can optometrist treat corneal abrasion?
Corneal abrasions can be mild and hard to detect or far more serious, but all of these injuries should be assessed by an optometrist.
Can I see an optometrist for a scratched cornea?
A corneal abrasion is a common eye injury. If you are experiencing any eye pain or discomfort, or you suspect you have a corneal abrasion, you should always consult your optometrist for advice.
Can Urgent Care treat corneal abrasion?
After a scratch to the eye or other eye trauma, you should visit an eye doctor to be evaluated. It may be a minor abrasion or something more serious. The ophthalmologists at Urgent Specialists can evaluate you or your child and expertly treat even the worst of corneal abrasions.
Can the ER do anything for eyes?
If there’s an injury to your eye, or if you have sudden vision loss, swelling, bleeding, or pain in your eye, visit an emergency room or urgent care center.
Is a corneal ulcer an emergency?
A corneal ulcer is a medical emergency that will need treatment by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) as soon as possible.
Can Urgent Care diagnose eye problems?
Here’s a few: Not all emergency room or urgent care facilities have the equipment needed to properly examine the eyes. While general practitioners and urgent care physicians have a wealth of knowledge in many different areas of care, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists specialize in vision and eye conditions.
Is a scratched eye an emergency?
Seek emergency care if:
There is pain, change in vision, or increased sensitivity to light after a scratch or trauma to the eyeball.
How do you know if eye pain is serious?
Call 911 or your local emergency number for eye pain if:
- It is unusually severe or accompanied by headache, fever or unusual sensitivity to light.
- Your vision changes suddenly.
- You also experience nausea or vomiting.
- It is caused by a foreign object or chemical splashed in your eye.