Treatment for Common Eye Injuries
Eye injuries are incredibly common and many people visit an optometrist after experiencing the symptoms of eye injuries they never realized they had. Some eye injuries are subtle at first, but they still need treatment. Are you thinking about visiting an eye doctor for treatment? Our optometrists at Apple Valley Eye Center in Yakima can help. Here are some common eye injuries and how we treat them.
A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the surface of your eye. It can be caused by contact lenses, dust, sand, and even fingernails. Treatment for this injury usually involves using artificial tears or a sterile ointment to help the eye heal. In some cases, a patch may be necessary.
Conjunctivitis, or pink eye, is an infection of the conjunctiva, which is the clear tissue that covers your eyeball. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies, or even an irritant like chlorine. Treatment depends on the cause of the conjunctivitis, but it often involves using artificial tears, a sterile ointment, or antibiotics.
Eye floaters are tiny specks that appear in your field of vision. They are usually caused by debris in the vitreous, which is the gel-like substance that fills your eyeball. Treatment for this condition usually isn't necessary, but if the floaters are bothersome, your optometrist may recommend more intensive treatment.
Cuts & Punctures
Cuts and punctures to the eye can be very serious, so it's important to seek medical attention right away. Treatment for this type of injury will depend on the severity of the wound, but it may involve using artificial tears, a sterile ointment, or even surgery. Eye doctors can assess the severity of your injury to determine what kind of treatment is appropriate.
A detached retina occurs when the retina, which is the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of your eye, becomes separated from the rest of your eye. This can happen if you have a severe injury to your eye or if you have a condition that causes your retina to swell. Treatment for this condition usually involves surgery.
Visit Our Optometry Office for Eye Injury Treatment in Yakima
If you've experienced any of these eye injuries, don't hesitate to visit our optometry office for treatment. Our experienced eye doctors will help you recover from your injury. Call Apple Valley Eye Center today at (509) 966-8801 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.