Common Eye Injuries

Common Eye Injuries Seen by H. Arnold Papernick OD

It is important for everyone to take care of their eyes. Too many people take their eyes for granted and don’t understand just how important her vision is until it is gone. For this reason, it is important for everyone to know where to turn for help with eye care. In particular, eye injuries can be particularly debilitating. For this reason, the team from H. Arnold Papernick OD is here to make sure that everyone has access to a trained optometry team in Mt. Pleasant that can diagnose and treat a variety of common eye injury concerns.

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Common Eye Injuries Seen at Our Practice

There are a number of common eye injuries that we see in our practice. Some of the most common include:

Foreign Body in the EyeThis is, perhaps, the most common type of eye injury that we see in our clinic on a regular basis. Foreign bodies can take many forms. They might just be a grain of sand or a gravel particle. In other cases, they can be quite large. We know how to safely remove foreign bodies from the eyes and when the injury needs to be referred to someone with surgical experience.

Corneal AbrasionAnother common eye injury that we see in our office is called a corneal abrasion. This is a scratch to the inner surface of the eye. We have a specialized dye that is used in combination with a lamp to detect these abrasions. We also know how to educate our patients on how to treat and prevent these abrasions from taking place in the future.

Open Globe Injury This is one of the most serious injuries that we see in our office. These injuries can take place while playing sports, such as getting hit in the face with a baseball. If we detect this injury, we know how to protect someone's eye from further harm until they can be treated by a trained eye surgeon.

Trust the Experienced Team from H. Arnold Papernick OD

This represents only a few examples of the numerous eye injuries that we see on a regular basis. Like other injuries, some are more serious than others. Regardless, it is important for everyone to know where to turn following an injury to their eyes. Anyone who would like to learn more about common eye injuries and the treatment options that are available should call H. Arnold Papernick OD today to schedule an appointment. We take the time to understand everyone's individual needs and concerns. Then, we come up with a treatment plan that focuses on them. We would be honored to do the same for you.