Eye trauma refers to damage caused by physical or chemical injuries to the eye. The trauma may affect not only the eye but the surrounding area as well—including adjacent tissue and bone structure. When the eye is hit with blunt force, it suddenly compresses and retracts. This can cause blood to collect underneath the injured area, which leads to many of the common symptoms of eye trauma.
There are many different forms of trauma, varying in severity from minor injuries (such as getting shampoo or dust in the eye) to medical emergencies. Even in cases where trauma seems minor, every eye injury should be given medical attention. DO NOT attempt to treat serious eye injuries yourself.
See Also: Children’s Eye Safety
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