Pain is generally a driver for urgent care. When one or both eyes are painful, it can mean that there is infection or inflammation of the internal or external tissues of the eye, foreign bodies or acute conditions such as angle closure glaucoma, which should be treated right away. Some people wait, thinking that the pain will go away on its own. Unresolving eye pain should be evaluated as quickly as possible to increase the chance for a good recovery.
Traumatic eye injuries due to accidents are a common eye emergency. In most cases, an accident results in something getting into the eye, or blunt trauma to the tissues around the eye. These conditions should immediately be checked by an eye care practitioner.
Other symptoms to watch out for are loss of vision, light sensitivity, redness, swelling, and double vision. Without proper treatment, these symptoms can result in partial or even permanent vision loss. Some symptoms such as loss of vision or double vision are also warning signs of more sinister systemic conditions involving the brain, nerves or major blood vessels. Quite literally, the eye can be a window to your health!
Our professional eye and vision experts can provide urgent diagnosis,treatment and appropriate triagefor different conditions, including retinal detachment and angle-closure glaucoma, among many others.