Types of Eye Emergencies

Types of emergencies

Retinal Detachment: Classic signs of a retinal detachment are new floaters and flashes of light. Some patient may also notice a black shadow or curtain in their line of sight, decreased peripheral or central vision.

Corneal ulcer: A breakdown of the corneal protective layer and infection may cause progressive damage or possible scarring if not treated immediately. Signs of concern are light sensitivity, tearing, pain or discharge from the eye.

Transient loss of vision: Temporary loss for vision lasting seconds to minutes. It is important to make an appointment with your optometrist to discuss the risks of vascular changes affecting vision.

These are only a few emergencies which may affect your vision and ocular health. If you have any concerns for any symptoms, please contact our office for more information and to set up an appointment. Keep in mind, medical conditions cannot be diagnosed over the phone but our trained staff will help in making the best medical decision for your eyes.