Opthalmology Urgent Care
Consult timely provides peace of mind. Many times it prevents the loss of vision or the deterioration of the eyes.
There are eye conditions that can cause profound and irreversible visual loss, and potentially, blindness.
Timely treatment improves your chances of conserving your vision and avoiding irreversible complications.
When in doubt, specialized ophthalmology care should be sought.
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In Cases of Emergency
An eye emergency exists when vision loss or permanent damage to the eye is imminent. If there is a life threatening condition, 112 should be called in Colombia, or the patient should immediately go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Signs and symptoms of an eye emergency which should be evaluated promptly include:
Conditions Requiring Evaluation within a Day or Two
Medical attention should be sought immediately since time is of the essence to preserve vision after an eye injury. Injuries to the eye can result in significant permanent visual damage. More than 100,000 eye injuries occur annually and the majority of these accidents occur in younger people. Sports and recreational activities are the most common setting for eye injuries. Hazardous situations also exist at home, work or school.
90% of all eye injuries can be prevented with the use of proper protective eyewear and by taking prudent precautions.
Projectile objects, such as a ball or finger, can cause a wide range of damage including corneal abrasion, bleeding in the eye, fracture of the orbital bone, rupture of the eyeball or retinal detachment.
Activities such as grinding metal or trimming tree branches can disperse particles that become lodged in the eye.
Such occurrences can be devastating and commonly occur in laboratories or at home from accidental exposure to household cleaners, solvents or aerosol products.
Broken glass or a similar sharp object in the eye usually results in violent trauma.
Amateur use of fireworks or explosives has the potential to cause serious injury.