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Eye Trauma

Definition - What does Eye Trauma mean?

Eye trauma is the damage that results when there is a direct injury to the eye. Eye trauma often affects the surrounding area, including the adjacent skin and bone structure. Eye trauma can range in severity from a minor injury to a serious medical emergency.

Safeopedia explains Eye Trauma

Eye trauma can cause the eye to compress and retract. As a result, blood collects under the eye. Symptoms of eye trauma include bruising, cut eyelids, eye redness, swelling, bleeding between the cornea and iris, blurred vision, detachment of the retina and double vision. Applying a cold compress to the eye can reduce the swelling. However, every eye trauma case should receive medical attention. To avoid eye trauma, always wear protective eyewear when engaged in any activity that may put the eyes at risk.

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