How an eye surgeon can help after an eye injury

Submitted by Elman Retina Group on June 27, 2016

At Elman Retina Group, our goal is to provide you with exceptional, individualized care. If you’ve suffered any type of eye injury, it’s important to have an experienced eye surgeon take a closer look at your eyes, even if your current physician or another medical provider has treated you for immediate needs. The level of expertise we can offer can help to potentially protect your eye’s health and your vision from long-term damage.

Common Eye Injuries Requiring Eye Surgeon Support

In some cases, such as when surface scratches or eye infections occur, it may not initially be important to turn to an eye surgeon. However, these seemingly simple problems can create a significant impact on your vision and eye health if not cared for properly. If you’ve had a common eye injury, such as an abrasion to the eye, come in for a screening to ensure your eyes are healing properly.

Eye Surgery for Complex Matters

Every year, 2.4 million eye injuries, called ocular trauma, occur in the United States. Ocular trauma is a term used to describe a wide range of instances in which the tissues surrounding the eye or the eye itself is damaged. This type of injury is not uncommon. Ruptured globes and corneal lacerations are generally the most common conditions requiring immediate surgery. With the help of an experienced eye surgeon, we can significantly improve your eye health. Our goals are generally to do the following:

  • Stop any traumatic injury from worsening by treating the underlying cause, such as objects in the eye
  • Determine the extent of the injury and create a plan for encouraging healing such as with the surgical procedures best suited for repairing the damage
  • Check visual acuity to determine if your vision has been damaged and whether repairs are possible
  • Treat the condition with the proper surgical methods and follow up on care
  • Provide ongoing treatment for any chronic condition caused by the injury

After an eye injury, you need an eye surgeon capable of understanding the depth of the problem and offering state-of-the-art techniques to help restore your vision and your eye’s overall structural health. With our expertise and advanced equipment, we can ensure the best possible outcome after your injury.

Contact Elman Retina Group Today

What eye injuries are you suffering from? When you work with our advanced team, you get exceptional care. If you’ve suffered any type of eye injury that is impacting your vision, causing pain, or otherwise impacting your quality of life, call our doctors to discuss eye surgery options. We’re your trusted eye surgeons in Maryland. Call us at (410) 686-3000 or schedule an appointment today online.