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It is a fact of life that accidents happen, and emergencies do arise. If a foreign body becomes lodged in the eye, you develop an infection, or if you experience significant changes to your vision, please visit eye-deology Vision Care. We have trained eye care professionals and advanced modern technologies to best address your emergency.

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Removing foreign objects from the eye is one of the most common services performed by an optometrist. Corneal foreign bodies are objects (e.g., metal, glass, wood, plastic, sand or hair) that become either superficially attached to, or embedded in, the cornea of the eye. Failure to remove corneal foreign bodies in their entirety in a timely fashion can lead to complications such as infection or ocular necrosis. eye-deology Vision Care doctors have the experience, know-how and equipment required to remove foreign bodies and treat the affected portion of the eye.

It is essential to have an optometrist or ophthalmologist remove any foreign body that becomes lodged in the cornea or under the eyelid because it can cause prolonged pain and lead to complications such as infection and ocular necrosis. It is also important to note that relief is not always an indication that the foreign body removal is complete. So, follow-up exams with an eye doctor are an essential step of the treatment process.

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Eye Emergency: Foreign Body Removal

A blunt force eye injury is a type of injury in which one gets hit in the eye, usually by an object, such as a ball. A blunt force eye injury may damage your eyelid, eyeball, and the thin bones behind your eyeball.

A lot of blunt eye injuries are limited to the eyelids and tissue around your eye. Sometimes, the eye itself is damaged. You could have scratches on your cornea (the clear layer over the center of your eye). The lens can be knocked loose. You could have bleeding inside your eye. The thin layer at the back of your eye that forms images (the retina) can be torn loose (detached retina). Sometimes, your eyeball even splits open.

  • Bruising and swelling (black eye)
  • Cuts in the eyelid or skin around your eye
  • Redness of the white of your eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision (seeing two of everything)
  • Blindness
  • Your eye looks pushed in
  • You have difficulty looking up
  • Your cheek is numb just below your eye
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Eye Emergency: Blunt Force Trauma
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Eye infections occur when harmful microorganisms — bacteria, fungi, or viruses — invade any part of the eye or surrounding tissues, including the cornea and the thin membrane lining the outer eye and inner eyelids (conjunctiva). It is essential to seek professional medical treatment if you ever experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Red Eyes
  • Pain
  • Eye discharge
  • Watery Eyes
  • Dry Eyes
  • Light Sensitivity
  • Swollen Eyes
  • Itching
  • Blurry
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Eye Emergency - Eye Infection

Occasionally, you may see small particles or clouds moving in your field of vision. These are called floaters. Floaters are tiny clumps of cells, or material, inside the vitreous, the clear fluid that fills the inside of your eye. While these objects appear to be in front of your eye, they are floating inside it. These are the shadows of the floating dots, circles, lines or clouds on the retina. When the vitreous gel pulls on the retina, you may see what appears to be flashing lights or lightning streaks. These are called flashes. You may have experienced a similar sensation if you have ever been hit in the eye and seen "stars." The flashes of light can appear off and on for several weeks or months. There are many causes of floaters and flashes, some of which require immediate medical attention. If you ever experience floaters or flashes, please visit eye-deology Vision Care as soon as possible so optometrists can diagnose and treat the cause of your symptoms.

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Eye Emergency - Flashes and Floaters

Double vision occurs when a person sees a double image where and when there should only be one. The two images can be side by side, or on top of one another, or both. The condition can affect balance, movement, and reading ability. If double vision affects just one eye, it is considered monocular. If it affects both eyes, it is binocular.

Double vision is not something to ignore. While often temporary and possibly caused by something minor, such as stress or fatigue, double vision can also indicate a more serious condition. Double vision can be a sign of:

  • Brain aneurysm
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Parkinson's Disease
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Eye Emergency - Double Vision
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Searching for an optometrist in Edmonton? Our experienced Edmonton eye doctors use advanced modern technologies and devote upwards of 500% more time towards providing personalized patient care than elsewhere so that they can see more and ensure that you may never see less. Position yourself to see the future with a visit to our eye clinic and Edmonton's best eye care!

Doctor Jennifer Ash, Eye Doctor (Edmonton)

Dr. Jennifer Ash is the Resident Optometrist at Eye-deology Vision Care. Dr. Ash provides patient care 5 days a week. Read more about Dr. Ash.

Doctor Ruhee Kurji, Eye Doctor (Edmonton)

Dr. Ruhee Kurji is an Associate Optometrist at Eye-deology Vision Care. Dr. Kurji provides patient care Tuesdays & Fridays. Read more about Dr. Kurji.

Doctor Jade McLachlin, Eye Doctor (Edmonton)

Dr. Jade McLachlin is an Associate Optometrist at Eye-deology Vision Care. Dr. McLachlin provides patient care 5 days a week. Read more about Dr. McLachlin.

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