Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment

Foreign Body on Cornea

Foreign Body on Cornea

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

    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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