If you ever need emergency eye care, we hope you will visit us at Maplewood Vision Care. Our emergency eye doctor Maplewood, Dr. Dennis J. Delesio, is an optometric physician who has extensive knowledge providing patients with emergency eye care.
When you have an eye emergency, contact us for immediate attention since small eye problems can quickly become larger ones. If you feel you may have an eye infection, you will want to see our emergency eye doctor Maplewood for immediate treatment. If you wear contact lenses, you are more likely to develop an eye infection, especially a potentially dangerous eye infection called keratitis. Some signs of keratitis include: redness, itchiness, eye pain, and a discharge from the eye. It is important that if you have any symptoms of an eye infection that you immediately come in to see our emergency eye doctor so that you can get treatment. When it comes to emergency eye problems, the old adage is certainly true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Eye infections can often be easily treated with antibiotic eye drops in order to avoid serious vision problems from developing. If you have a sudden increase in the number of floaters in your eyes, and you are experiencing flashes of light, you may have a retinal tear. A retinal tear can easily lead to a retinal detachment so it is important that this vision problem is seen on an emergency basis. Many eye injuries are caused by trauma which can include a scratch to the surface of the eye; this is called a corneal abrasion. A corneal abrasion can occur when a patient gets poked in the eye, or rubs their eye when they have dust in it. Corneal abrasions can cause severe sensitivity to light and eye redness. A scratch can make your eyes susceptible to bacterial or fungal infections, and can cause serious vision problems in as little as 24 hours.
If you need to see an emergency eye doctor Maplewood, simply contact us and let us know that you need an immediate appointment.