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Vision Loss after Eye Injury Overview

Another name for Vision Loss after Eye Injury is Eye Injury.

What is an eye injury?
A person with an eye injury has damage to the structures of the eye, caused by an injury. The injury may involve the globe, eye surface, lids, bone or skin around the eye. An eye foreign body and a corneal abrasion are two of the most common eye injuries.

What are the symptoms of an eye injury?
Symptoms of an eye injury may include eye pain, swelling around the eye, eye redness, blood covering the surface of the eye, and the sensation that something is in the eye. Other symptoms include blurry vision, double vision, loss of vision, excessive tearing, and abnormal alignment of the eyes.

How does the doctor treat an eye injury?
The treatment for eye injuries depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment for eye injuries may include cold compresses, eye irrigation, removal of foreign body, eye drops for pain, eye drops to dilate the pupil, and antibiotic eye ointment.

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Last Updated: Sep 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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