Netralayam – The Superspeciality Eye Care Center
330, Barakhola, Mukundapur Main Road
EM Bypass, Kolkata – 700099
Phone: 8444800008, 8444900009
(Tuesday | Wednesday | Saturday)
B B Eye Foundation VIP
Shree Tower 2, RAA 36, Raghunathpur
Near Big Bazaar, VIP Road
Kolkata – 700059, West Bengal
Phone: 033 2570 0097, 8420 211 222
(Monday | Thursday | Friday)
Injuries to the eye and surrounding structures can be caused by blunt trauma from a ball or fist, sharp trauma such as a stick or projectile, or chemical trauma such as splash from a caustic substance like a cleaning material or pool supplies
Injuries to the eye can involve the eyelids, the bones surrounding the eye, and the eyeball itself.
The front, clear surface of the eye called the cornea can be scratched and often causes pain, redness and tearing. The physician usually makes the diagnosis by placing a yellow dye (fluorescein) into the eye, which highlights the scratch. Treatment involves using antibiotic eye drops/ointment and occasionally a pressure patch on the eye. These injuries require close follow up with the ophthalmologist.
Sharp objects (such as a stick, shard of glass, or metallic item) can actually cut the surface of the eye causing a laceration. This type of injury places a child at risk for permanent loss of vision. Lacerations require prompt attention (usually surgical intervention) by an ophthalmologist to prevent complications and maximize vision potential.
Yes. Blunt trauma can cause bleeding inside the eye hyphema. The blood in the eye can cause increased pressure, which can result in permanent vision loss. Trauma associated with swelling of the eyelid, red eye, pain, or discharge should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist promptly.
The first thing to do when any abnormal liquid gets into the eye is to immediately flush the eye with water. Rinsing the chemical out of the eye decreases the chance of long-term problems. The next step is to promptly contact your doctor or go to the emergency department for evaluation. It is important to take the chemical or solution to the evaluation to help the doctor determine appropriate treatment.
Pediatric eye trauma most often occurs at school or during play. Approved and tested eye and face protection is essential to prevent injuries. Sports such as hockey, baseball, racquet ball, squash, and even baseball require protective goggles or full face mask wear at all times.
A child that sustains an eye injury should seek immediate medical attention from an ophthalmologist to assess the vision function and carefully examine all the structures of the eye. Frequent examinations until the eye is completely healed are often necessary.
An ophthalmologist, optometrist , school nurse or children’s health service should examine the eye as soon as possible, even if the injury seems minor at first, as a serious injury is not always immediately obvious. Delaying medical attention can cause the damaged areas to worsen and could result in permanent vision loss or blindness.