Ocular Emergencies


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Ocular emergencies covers a wide range of incidents and conditions that are treatable here at Lafayette Family Eye Care. Each incident or condition will have its own unique set of symptoms, which we are able to assess in order to diagnose and treat.

Emergencies

We treat the following ocular emergencies:

  • Corneal or conjunctival abrasion
  • Foreign body involving the cornea or conjunctiva
  • Chemical burn around the eye or involving the eye
  • Contusion of the eye from trauma
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Hyphema (blood in the eye)
  • Eyelid Lacerations
  • Penetrating injury in the eye
  • Sports-related eye injuries

Treatment

Our high-resolution silt lamps, or microscopes, and equipment allow us to view the eye at the microscopic level, which allow our doctors and staff to thoroughly examine your eyes and create a treatment plan unique to your situation.

If you or a family member have suffered an injury or are experiencing an eye emergency, contact our office immediately to schedule an appointment.

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