Eye Conditions and Treatment

Sports Eye Injuries are screened in the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Faculty Practice

Sports Eye Injuries

The severity of sports-induced eye injuries varies from mild scrapes of the cornea to severe trauma that can cause visual impairment or even blindness. In fact, up to one fourth of serious eye injuries in all age groups are related to recreation.  Types of injuries include corneal abrasion, blunt injuries, subconjunctival hemorrhage, hyphema, and penetrating injuries.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Visual loss
  • Bleeding on the surface or inside the eye
  • Tears in the outer ocular walls
  • A foreign body inside the eye

Treatment and Prevention

  • Prompt first aid
  • Placing a protective cover over the eye to prevent further damage
  • Seek emergency care as soon as possible
  • Possible Surgery
  • Wear specially designed protective eyewear
  • Total head and face protection is essential for any collision sport

Eye Facts logo linkFor a deeper understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan for sports eye injuries, see Sports Eye Injuries Eye Facts.