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Urgent Symptoms

Eye emergencies can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated by an eye doctor. Gordon Wood Eye Associates provides urgent care for work-related injuries, sudden eye irritation, and infection. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention include:

  • sudden decrease or loss of vision
  • sudden double vision
  • eye infections ie. conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • styes (small, painful bumps on the eye from a bacterial infection)
  • sudden flashes and/or floaters
    • foreign bodies or materials stuck in the eyes
    • itchy or irritated eyes, including from ocular allergies
    • cuts or scratches to the cornea
    • concussions
    • chemical exposure
    • blunt force to the eye
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    Diabetic Retinopathy

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    Retinal Detachment

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    Foreign Body on Cornea

    Waiting for Examination

    Things to NOT do while waiting for professional medical examination include:

    • do not press on an injured eye
    • do not rub the eye
    • do not attempt to remove an object or a foreign body that is on or embedded in the eye
    • do not use cotton swabs (Qtips) or tweezers on the eye
    • do not flush the eye with tap water. Saline must be used.

    Contact our office immediately for further instructions. New patients may require a full vision exam. No referrals are necessary. For after-hours emergencies, we recommend patients visit your local hospital for immediate attention.

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