Burns to the Eye - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
If you have had a burn
to the eye that affects your vision, have someone else drive you to your
doctor. If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them, and take your glasses
You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your
condition by being prepared to answer the following questions:
- What are your main symptoms? How long have you
had your symptoms?
- What type of substance was splashed into your
eye? How and when did it happen? Take the container with you.
and when did the heat (thermal) burn occur?
- How and when did the
ultraviolet (UV) light burn occur?
- Do you wear glasses or contacts?
Did you remove your contact lens? Has the injury affected your vision (as
corrected with glasses or contacts)?
- What kind of vision changes
are you having (not related to removing your eye glasses or contact
- What home treatment have you tried? Did you
flush your eye with water for 30 minutes as a first aid measure? Did it
- What prescription and nonprescription medicines have you
used? Did they help?
- Do you have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
December 17, 2009
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