The human eye is delicate and very susceptible to injury.
A sudden injury not only causes pain, but can have some pretty serious complications to your health. Certain areas of the human body are more susceptible to injury than others and can cause long-term damage.
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul, but they are also one of the most sensitive and important areas of the body. Any injury to the eye can negatively impact your vision and should be checked as soon as possible.
When to Seek Medical Care
If you have any of the following symptoms or problems you should call our office immediately:
- Chemical exposure*
- Flashing lights or floaters
- Eye trauma
- Foreign materials stuck in the eyes
- Red or painful eyes
- Scratched eyes
- Double vision
- Sudden onset droopy eyelid
- Unequal pupil sizes
- Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes, partial or complete
- Bleeding or discharge from or around the eye
- extreme light sensitivity
- Severe headache along with visual symptom
*If you get a chemical in your eye, immediately begin to flush the eye by whatever means available to you. You should flush the eye continuously for 20 minutes. Then call our office.
How to contact Regional Eye Center in case of Emergency:
If an eye emergency occurs during regular office hours, call our office right away.
All of our doctors are on staff at Phoebe Sumter Hospital and therefore take call 24/7 for eye emergencies.
If the emergency occurs after regular office hours, you should call Phoebe Sumter Hospital at 229-924-6011 and ask for the doctor on call from Regional Eye Center.
Regional Eye Center also provides emergency eye care for work related injuries including foreign body removal.