In simple terms, a corneal emergency occurs when the transparent front window (cornea) of the eye is damaged, potentially resulting in major vision impairment if not treated promptly. Depending on the type of injury, your eye might be bleeding, secreting discharge, feeling itchy, facing vision loss, blurred vision or sensitivity to light, etc. Prompt recognition and appropriate treatment of corneal emergencies are extremely essential for timely management and restoration of vision.
What causes corneal injuries?
Some of the common reasons for corneal emergencies include
- Blunt trauma
- Penetrating trauma
- Chemical injury
- Foreign objects in the eye (sand grains, dust, etc.)
In emergency situations carefully administer first aid and rush the patient to the nearest medical centre immediately.
Prasad Netralaya has emergency care services that are available around the clock, assuring excellent treatments and care. Staffed with the best eye specialists in Mangalore, we can swiftly treat all kinds of corneal emergencies, including penetrating injuries, retinal detachments, central retinal artery occlusion, acute angle-closure glaucoma, chemical burns, and more.