Archive February 20, 2021

How to Prevent Ocular Injuries

How to Prevent Ocular Injuries

Athletes are especially susceptible to ocular injuries, or injuries of the eye. Surprisingly, basketball results in the most ocular injuries of all sports. Bruising of the face is common and does not result in a serious injury; however, serious injuries such as retinal tears and detachments can occur. Soccer and baseball also account for a great deal of ocular injuries. These are typically caused by direct kicks to the eye or a direct hit from a baseball which can lead to corneal abrasions and orbital fractures. Skiers must also be cautious of eye injuries. UV eye protection is essential when skiing at high elevations. Without this protective eyewear, temporary blindness called Solar Keratitis can occur. Chronic exposure to UV rays can lead to more complicated diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on the eye.

If you experience any of these ocular injuries, you should be seen immediately by an Eye Care Professional. To make an appointment with one of the Board-Certified Ophthalmologists at Eye Center South, please call 800-467-1393.

The latest news and updates
Read More
Doctors You Can Trust.
Close to Home.

Eye Center South continues to grow our team of skilled specialists to provide world class care to our patients. Each of our clinics provide convenient access to specialized eye care, using the latest technology from one of our skilled surgeons. Visit one of our many specialists at the location nearest you for a consultation today.

World-Class Care that Feels Like Home
Schedule Your Appointment Today

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.