Ocular Emergencies

Ocular emergencies of the eyes

Ocular emergencies can occur at any time. Trauma to the eye such as foreign objects, chemical burns or even retinal detachment can be extremely painful and can be a threat to the long term functioning of the eye.

Closed Angle Glaucoma

Retinal Detachment

Orbital Fractures

Chemical Burns

CRAO

Closed Angle Glaucoma

Symptoms:

  • pain
  • halos around lights
  • vision loss usually peripheral
  • nausea
  • red eye
  • mid-dilated fixed pupil

Retinal Detachment

Symptoms:

  • flashes of light
  • “curtain” vision loss

See a Doctor ASAP

Orbital Fractures

Symptoms:

  • diplopia/double vision
  • impairment of eye movement
  • eye disposition

See a Doctor ASAP

Chemical Burns

EMERGENCY: Every minute counts!

  • Alkali: irrigate for 30 minutes with forced open lids.
  • Acid: Irrigate for 15 minutes.

See a Doctor IMMEDIATELY!

CRAO (Central Retinal Artery Occlusion)

Symptoms: Sudden onset of severe monocular vision loss over seconds.

Cause: Ischemia due to emboli

Massage eyeball and breathe into paper bag. This aids to dislodge emboli while on your way to doctor.

See a Doctor IMMEDIATELY

Common Symptoms

We often dismiss common symptoms that we experience on a day to day basis. Migraines, twitching eyelids, tearing eyes and redness are just some of the common things experienced regularly by so many people.

Eye Disorders

The leading causes of blindness and low vision are primarily age-related eye diseases. Cataracts, Glaucoma and Astigmatism are just a few of these disorders that many patients suffer from. Other common eye disorders include amblyopia and strabismus.

Systemic Diseases and the Eyes

An ocular manifestation of a systemic disease is an eye condition that directly or indirectly results from a disease process in another part of the body. There are many diseases known to cause ocular or visual changes.

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Vision In Focus welcomes you to visit our store in Stellenbosch, give us a call or send us an email.

We are open Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 – 17:00 and Saturdays from 8.30 – 12.30. NOTE: We are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

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Get in touch...

Vision In Focus welcomes you to visit our store in Stellenbosch, give us a call or send us an email.

We are open Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 – 17:00 and Saturdays from 8.30 – 12.30. NOTE: We are closed on Sundays and public holidays.

021 887 0015

85 Dorp Street,
Stellenbosch, Western
Cape, South Africa

info@visioninfocus.co.za

  

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