Many of the conditions and diseases that rob patients of their vision begin inside the eye, or at least somewhere inside the body (diabetic retinopathy is an excellent example of a condition that starts with an unrelated issue). Our Louisiana eye doctor is skilled at detecting and treating these issues.
However, external factors can play a huge role in your ocular health. Eye care is also about treating the effects of trauma to the eye area, as these effects can be significant and even threaten your vision.
At The Eye Surgery Center of Louisiana, we treat the effects of eye trauma and advise you on how to proceed with your life after you’ve suffered such trauma.
If you live anywhere in Louisiana and you want to speak to an experienced eye doctor, please call The Eye Surgery Center of Louisiana at 504-887-7660 for a consultation.
Examples of Trauma
When we say “trauma,” what we’re discussing are physical blows to the eye or the areas surrounding the eye. This trauma can be caused by:
- Sports (such as a heavy blow to the face or taking a football or baseball to the eye)
- Auto accidents
- Physical altercation
- Falls or other day-to-day accidents, such as accidentally walking into a tree or wall
Of course, this is far from an exhaustive list. The world is a big, fascinating place, and there are lots of people in it, which means there are many ways you can accidentally experience some sort of facial trauma.
The important thing to know is that an experienced, professional Louisiana eye doctor can treat the consequences of eye trauma.
What Do The Consequences of Eye Trauma Include?
Your eye is an exquisitely complicated, exceptionally sensitive mechanism. Everything has to work right and fit perfectly for you to see clearly. Jarring trauma can negatively affect your vision.
A detached retina is a particularly common result of eye trauma. In these cases, the trauma can cause your retina to become separated from the tissue to which it is normally attached. Because your retina is the part of your eye that takes in light and sends it to the brain to be processed into images, this is a serious issue.
Of course, there are also more immediate concerns, such as:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
If you’ve suffered eye trauma, seek medical attention immediately. Then, make an appointment with our eye doctor to have any potential long-term effects diagnosed as soon as possible.
If you’re a Louisiana resident and you want an eye doctor experienced in treating eye trauma, please contact The Eye Surgery Center of Louisiana today for a consultation.