Acute eye conditions are those which need to be attended to by a medical professional within 24 hours. These include but are not limited to:
Corneal Ulcers are are caused by infections, trauma, chemical injury or contact lenses. Corneal ulcers are extremely painful due to nerve exposure, and can cause tearing, squinting, and vision loss of the eye. If you have severe eye pain, it is vital that you see a professional immediately. Your sight may depend on it.
A wide range of accidents can cause eye trauma. Many cases of eye trauma run a high risk of losing your vision. So being seen by a specialist immediately is essential.
A foreign body in the eye refers to anything that enters the eye from outside of the body. . It can be anything—from a particle of dust to a metal shard—that does not naturally belong there.
WARNING: Removing a foreign object yourself could cause serious eye damage so seek professional, medical help. If you have a foreign object in your eye, prompt diagnosis and treatment will help prevent infection and potential loss of vision. This is especially important in extreme cases.
Make an Acute (Emergency) Appointment
You can phone Hamilton Eye Clinic for an acute appointment – 07 834 0006 – or see your doctor immediately.