Have you ever wondered why your eye care provider spends so much time carefully examining your eyes? Although they are looking for diseases or conditions that can affect your vision during eye exa ...View Article
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About 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the United States annually. At Chapel Hill Ophthalmology, Dr. Wood MD and Dr. Haas MD urge everyone to be aware of common eye injuries so they'll know what to do to protect their eyes and maximize their outcomes.
While anyone can sustain an eye injury, people who tend to be more at risk include males between the ages of 18 to 45. Common eye injuries include:
If you sustain a severe eye injury, call 911 and get to the emergency room as soon as possible. Additionally:
At Chapel Hill Ophthalmology, Dr. John H Wood, MD and Dr. David R Haas, MD can help you recover from and avoid eye injury. We can prescribe oral medications and eye drops to soothe inflammation and prevention infection.
We can also prescribe protective eyewear to avoid recurring eye injury during sports, work, and other home tasks (e.g., yard work). Lastly, we can provide close monitoring and follow-up care after urgent medical treatment to ensure your eyes are recovering well.
For all your medical and surgical eye care needs, contact Dr. Wood and Dr. Haas at Chapel Hill Ophthalmology at 919-942-8701 today. We are here to help.