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Eye Emergencies

Bronx Eye Associates -  - Optometrist

Bronx Eye Associates

Optometrists located in Pelham Gardens, Bronx, NY

Eye emergencies require urgent medical attention, and the expert specialists at Bronx Eye Associates provide immediate treatment to alleviate symptoms. Eleonora Orloff, OD, and the diligent team in The Bronx, New York, perform quick yet comprehensive eye exams to supply customized treatments. Call the New York City office today for the best results and to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. You can also book through the online reservation portal for less urgent concerns.

What are eye emergencies?

Eye emergencies include several traumas to the eye, such as burns, cuts, lodged foreign objects, and blunt injuries. Moreover, some conditions result in symptoms requiring immediate assistance. For example, blood clots and glaucoma may induce sudden pain that requires treatment from a qualified professional. 

The eyes are fragile and susceptible to damage. You should contact Bronx Eye Associates immediately to mitigate permanent damage and vision loss.

How do I know if I have an eye emergency?

A recent accident or injury to the eyes results in an emergency. When this happens, you should seek medical attention immediately, however, not all signs manifest as noticeably. Common symptoms indicating an eye emergency include:

  • Double and decreased vision
  • Eye pain
  • Severe headaches
  • Different pupil sizes
  • Eye pus or discharge
  • Constant itching
  • Bulging eyes

Additionally, you might have an eye emergency if you notice bruising and bleeding in or around the eye not caused by a recent injury. If you’re unsure, it’s always best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Orloff and her team of specialists. 

How do doctors treat eye emergencies?

Treatments depend on the unique and present symptoms. Treatments can include less invasive modalities, such as medicated eye drops and prescriptive eyewear. 

More invasive measures may also treat eye emergencies, like surgery and physical and fluid substance removal. 

It’s important to alleviate your symptoms as soon as possible. Bronx Eye Associates determines the fastest and most effective treatment plan for you. 

How do I prevent eye emergencies?

Sometimes, unavoidable accidents and injuries occur. It’s not always possible to prevent eye emergencies altogether. However, there are some steps you can take to reduce your risk of eye emergencies, such as:

  • Wearing protective eyewear, like sunglasses or goggles, when relevant
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes
  • Proper hygiene practices, like regularly washing your hands
  • Use tools as instructed, and never point sharp objects toward your face
  • Mindful cooking practices to avoid burns
  • A well-balanced diet

Eye emergencies happen anywhere and at any time. Following these steps helps reduce the chances of one occurring. 

If you’re experiencing an eye emergency or want to learn more about how to prevent one, call Bronx Eye Associates at The Bronx, New York City office. You can also reserve an appointment through the online portal.