eye emergency

Top 5 Pediatric Eye Emergencies

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

In the United States, approximately 380,000 patients per year go to an emergency department with an eye injury. One-third of those injured are children. While

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When is Blurred Vision a Medical Emergency?

by Russ Lazarus May 18, 2021

A problem with any part of the eye, such as the retina, optic nerve or cornea, can suddenly cause blurred vision. Slowly progressive blurred vision is usually caused by long-term medical conditions. Sudden blurring is most often caused by a single event. Some instances of sudden blurred vision are medical emergencies that must be treated as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage and vision loss.

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What Are Eye Flashes?

by Russ Lazarus February 14, 2021

Have you ever been startled by the appearance of small flashes of light out of the corner of your eye? Eye flashes When eye flashes

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What Is a Macular Hole?

by Devora Kramer February 3, 2021

Macular holes affect up to 4 in 1,000 people above the age of 55.  Early detection of a macular hole can reduce your risk of

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Eye Protection at Home

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

90% of eye injuries can be prevented with appropriate eye protection. Many people perform their daily chores without even thinking about the risk of an eye injury. Considering 50% of all eye injuries occur at home, you may want to think about increasing your eye protection around the house.

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Eye Injuries: Are All Toys Safe for Children?

by Russ Lazarus December 6, 2020

An estimated 11,000 toy-related eye injuries occur in the United States, each year. When purchasing toys for your children keep in mind that many toys

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Eye Emergency: Hand Sanitizer in Your Eye

by Russ Lazarus November 16, 2020

One of the best ways to protect yourself from catching a virus is to frequently disinfect your hands. Washing your hands with warm water and

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Corneal Ulcers

by Russ Lazarus November 12, 2020

What is a corneal ulcer? The cornea is the translucent, outermost layer of the eye that covers the pupil and iris. The cornea plays a

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What Is a Corneal Abrasion?

by Russ Lazarus November 11, 2020

Corneal abrasions account for over 2 in every 100 eye injuries each year.  What is the cornea? The cornea is the clear, outermost layer of

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What to Do for a Black Eye

by Russ Lazarus August 7, 2020

What is a black eye? A black eye is medically termed a periorbital hematoma, or a collection of blood (hematoma) located in the tissues around

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Eye Emergencies

by Russ Lazarus March 11, 2020

What is an Eye Emergency? An eye infection or eye injury can be very painful and require emergency medical treatment.  It is important to know the signs of an eye emergency and to contact your eye doctor immediately if you experience an eye emergency.

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