Eye Health

Updated 13 February 2015

Symptoms of an eye injury

Eye injuries can range from minor to very serious, resulting in permanent loss of vision or loss of the eye. Here are some symptoms of common eye injuries.

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Each incident of eye injury has symptoms relating directly to it. Here are a few common ones.

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Eye injury symptoms include:

•    Irritation
•    Severe pain
•    Pinkness/redness
•    Decreased visual acuity
•    Conjunctivitis
•    Light sensitivity
•    Drainage
•    Abnormal pH
•    Eye surface abrasions
•    Tearing
•    Blurry vision
•    Watery discharge
•    Foreign body sensation

Treat all eye injuries as potential emergencies, and never hesitate to contact or see an eye doctor immediately.

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Sources: All about visionSports Medicine Australia; Pitch Vision Academy; British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

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