Ocular trauma is a leading cause of visual impairment in the developed world. Despite the protective properties of the bony orbit and the eyelids, the eye remains vulnerable to accidents and injury. Many of these injuries are preventable if appropriate personal protective eyewear is worn.
What are the Symptoms?
What are the Causes?
Eye trauma is often accidental and may occur during a range of everyday tasks, such as: when gardening, doing sports or whilst at work. The eye can be penetrated by a foreign object or exposed to a chemical substance which can bruise, scratch or puncture the surface of the eye. A visit to Laser Vision will determine whether a specific treatment or resting at home will heal the injury.
What is the Diagnosis?
Laser Vision ophthalmologists are experienced in managing the complex complications of ocular trauma. Blunt trauma can result in elevated intraocular pressure, glaucoma, secondary cataract and abnormal pupil configuration. This requires broad management of coexisting ocular defects and a multi-faceted approach. Within the clinical team, Laser Vision boasts corneal, medical retina and glaucoma specialists who work collectively to manage cases of this nature. In addition, our specialist Optometrists are capable of fitting specialist cosmetic contact lenses to mask physical defects and reduce glare from abnormal pupils.
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