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The structure of your face — and the eyes themselves — help protect your eyes from injury. It’s usually difficult to injure the eyeball itself. Often, injury occurs to structures around the eyeball, including the bone, skin, and eyelids. However, when the eyeball itself is damaged, the injuries can be serious. Eye injuries generally require medical attention. Seek medical care if you’re in doubt about the severity of the injury. Eye injury is a preventable cause of blindness.
Use the Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican online waiting service, InQuicker, to select your estimated arrival time at the emergency room for eye injury in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.
Causes of eye injury include:
Symptoms of a serious eye injury don’t always appear right away. A simple eye injury can mask a more serious problem inside the eye. It’s a good idea to see a doctor even if you think the injury is minor. Seek medical care for the following symptoms:
Ideally, you should see an ophthalmologist for an expert evaluation and any necessary treatment. In the meantime:
To prevent eye injuries, always wearing protective eyewear during risky activities such as:
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers emergency services, including care for eye injury, in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.