Eyes are one of the parts that are prone to injury. A simple thing can even affect them. For example, a small dirt gets into your eyes, the shampoo into the eyes or something unintentionally bumps to your eyes. Those are problems you usually encounter at home or at work or when playing sport, so you must know how to manage your eye injury.
What is eye injury?
All of the pains and aches related to eye area are called eye injury. There are many causes. Some below are very common:
Bumps around the eye
This occurs when you play sport at each level.
With high-risk sports such as boxing or martial arts, etc.
Lower-risk ones like football, baseball, squash, etc.
And low-risk sports are swimming, gymnastics, aerobic, etc.
Scratch your eyes
This circumstance often happens in children. Children are very active so sometimes we can’t control them.
Your eyes get burned by chemical
You usually get soap or shampoo or other household cleaning products into the eyes. Have your eyes checked to know the level of danger.
Injured by radiation
If you don’t wear sunglasses to avoid UV light, your eyes can be burnt by bright sunlight. On working, especially with the welder, workers must always use a special kind of glasses to protect their eyes from high-intensity light of the welding’ s equipment. Other types of light that may injure your eyes are tanning booths or sunlamps.
Just a small wood or metal grit that get in the eyes can make it injured.
What can you do?
If you use contact lenses regularly, take care of them and do not touch or rub your eyes. But you shouldn’t use contact lenses when your eyes are injured to avoid further damages.
With chemical injuries, you must flush as soon as possible. If you still feel uncomfortable after many hours, you should meet your doctor or nurse to take advice.
If there are still foreign objects in the eye that you can’t take out, please do not try to remove by yourself. It can lead to another injury. You should seek help from an expert.
In more serious eye injury circumstances, you must see an ophthalmologist to check again. Firstly, the doctor will ask how the injury happened to examine on its severity. Then the doctor may prescribe antibiotic ointment or eye drops to prevent infection. Although infection is rare, they can be very dangerous.
Eye injury is not serious if you know how to prevent and treat them appropriately.
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Review Date: July 5, 2017 | Last Modified: December 4, 2019
Eye Injury http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/eye-injuries/Pages/Introduction.aspx Accessed on March 15, 2017.
How to handle common eye injures http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/eye-injuries.htm Accessed on March 15, 2017