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How to Deal With Eye Injuries
The natural structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. With proper protection, most injuries to the eye can be avoided. Some sports and recreational activities increase the risk of eye injuries.
December 6, 2013
- Very high-risk sports include boxing, wrestling, and martial arts
- High-risk sports include baseball, football, tennis, fencing, and squash
- Low-risk sports include swimming and gymnastics (no body contact or use of a ball, bat, or racquet)
- Objects may scratch the surface of the eye (cornea) or become stuck on the eye. If the cornea is scratched, it can be hard to tell whether the object has been removed, because a scratched cornea may feel painful and as though something is still in the eye. Most corneal scratches are minor and heal on their own in 1 or 2 days.
- Small or sharp objects traveling at high speeds can cause serious injury to many parts of the eyeball. Objects flying from a lawn mower, grinding wheel, or any tool may strike the eye and possibly puncture the eyeball. Injury may cause bleeding between the iris and cornea (hyphema), a change in the size or shape of the pupil, or damage to the structures inside the eyeball. These objects may be deep in the eye and may require medical treatment.
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