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Caring for an Eye Injury in Central California

The eye and the structures around it are some of the most delicate areas in the body. While the arrangement of the face and eyes make it difficult to injure the eyeball directly, damage to the eyelids and surrounding structures are common types of eye injuries. 

You should seek immediate medical attention for a serious eye injury in Central California. At Dignity Health Central California, our primary care and emergency room doctors can offer diagnosis and personalized treatment.

For injuries that are not life threatening, use InQuicker, our online scheduling tool to select your estimated hospital arrival time at a location near you:

In the event of a severe eye injury, call 911 for the fastest medical attention.


When to Go to the ER for Eye Injury Symptoms

Seek emergency care for these symptoms of an eye injury:

  • Pain, redness, and watering
  • Vision changes or trouble seeing
  • One eye is sticking out farther than the other
  • Eyes do not move together as they should
  • Blood is visible in the clear part of the eye
  • Torn or cut eyelid
  • Marked swelling of the eyelids and areas around the eye
  • Unusual size or shape of the pupil
  • Foreign object in the eye or under the eyelid that will not flush out

The signs of an eye injury may not be recognizable right away. For this reason, meet with a doctor at Dignity Health Central California for a clear diagnosis.


Causes of Eye Injuries

You can sustain an injury to your eye from:

  • Blunt trauma
  • Puncture
  • Scratches
  • Chemical splashes
  • Thermal burns
  • High-energy particles

The best way to protect your eyes is to wear protective eyewear in all appropriate situations, such as when working in construction or industrial factory setting, doing yard work, and playing sports.


Eye Injury Treatment at Dignity Health Central California

Treatment for an eye injury depends on its severity and the specific part of the eye injured. At Dignity Health Central California, we offer the latest diagnostic tests, noninvasive procedures, and minimally invasive surgeries to treat all types of injuries that affect the eyes. For more information, Find a Doctor or visit one of our hospitals. 

Dignity Health Central California delivers reliable emergency eye care in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.