Tulsa Eye Injury
Dr. Blane Snodgrass specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye injuries.
Common type of eye injuries include:
- Scratched Eye (corneal abrasion) – Common causes of scratches to the eye’s surface are getting poked in the eye or rubbing the eye when a foreign body is present, such as dirt, dust or sand. Corneal abrasions are very uncomfortable and cause eye redness and severe sensitivity to light.
- Foreign Objects in the Eye -our eye also may have corneal foreign bodies that are small, sharp pieces of a substance that have become embedded in the eye’s surface (cornea), but have not penetrated into the interior of the eye. Your eye doctor should remove these foreign bodies as soon as possible.
- Eye Swelling and Swollen Eyelids – these can result from being struck in the eye. The best immediate treatment for this type of eye injury is an ice pack. You may have a simple black eye (bruising around the eye), but you should see an eye doctor to make sure there’s no internal damage.
- Eye Bleeding – this eye injury usually looks worse than it really is. Eye bleeding or subconjunctival hemorrhage involves leakage of blood from one or more breaks in a blood vessel that lies between the white of the eye and its clear covering. A subconjunctival hemorrhage is painless and does not cause temporary or permanent vision loss. No treatment is required. Over the course of several weeks, the blood will clear and the eye will return to a normal appearance.
If you experience any of these or any other eye injury please contact the office of Dr. Blane Snodgrass and make an appointment to have your eye injury examined.