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Eye injury can affect any part of the eye, including the skin, eyeball, eyelid, and bone. It’s usually fairly hard to injure the eyeball itself, as the structure of the face helps protect it from injury. However, eyeball injuries do occur, and they can be severe.
Medical attention is necessary for most eye injuries. At Dignity Health, our team of emergency care doctors works closely with expert ophthalmologists to provide comprehensive care for eye injuries in the Bay Area. Use our Online Waiting Room to select your estimated arrival time to one of our ERs, then wait at home until it’s your time to be seen.
Causes of eye injury include:
You should seek medical care for the following eye injury signs and symptoms:
Even if you think you injury is minor, you should see a Dignity Health doctor right away. A seemingly uncomplicated eye injury can often mask a more serious injury inside the eye.
Our team is dedicated to providing complete diagnosis and treatment for any type of eye injury. Your specific treatment will depend on the location and severity of your injury.
In the event of an eye injury, keep these tips in mind:
During your appointment, our ophthalmologists will discuss your treatment options with you. If your needs are urgent, visit a Dignity Health hospital or call 9-1-1. In either scenario, we are dedicated to providing expert evaluation and treatment for your injury.
Dignity Health offers emergency care for eye injuries in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.