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Eye Emergencies

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Red, Pink or Sore Eyes?

Dr. Sobel is ready to look after ALL of your eye care needs at our Lathrup Village office. In addition to the services you already rely on us for such as routine eye exams, contact lenses, designer frames and eyeglasses – think of your optometrist first for:

  • sore, red, or itchy eyes
  • treatment of “pink eye” and other bacterial infections
  • removal of foreign bodies from the eye (such as wood or metal)
  • treatment of eye allergies or burns
  • emergency eye care
  • post-surgical follow-up

This is convenient and cost effective for your whole family and you can be sure you are receiving the attention of an eye care expert.

Eye Emergencies

We are always willing to help, should you ever experience an eye emergency. Our practice provides emergency services for eye infections, eye injuries and other eye urgencies.

Studies have shown that an overwhelming number of emergency room visits could have been treated by an optometrist. These ranged from foreign bodies to severe eye allergies to eye infections as the most common reasons for emergency room visits. It is not always necessary to go to an emergency room for eye emergencies. Dr. Sobel is equipped to treat the majority of eye emergencies.

We understand the importance of eye care when you encounter symptoms such as those listed above. These are signs that an immediate evaluation or consultation is necessary – please call us to set up an appointment if you are experiencing an eye emergency of any kind.

Foreign Bodies

A foreign body is any object such as an eyelash, sawdust, sand, or dirt that gets into the eye. The main symptom is irritation or pain. Depending on what it is and how the injury happened, the foreign body may pierce the eye and cause serious injury or it may or may not cause a permanent scar, which could cause permanent visual loss.

The foreign object may set off an inflammatory cascade, resulting in dilation of the surrounding vessels and subsequent edema of the lids, conjunctiva, and cornea. If not removed, a foreign body can cause infection.


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