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Eye Injuries - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

  • You have a sudden loss of vision.

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You have new or worse eye pain.
  • Your vision gets worse.
  • Your eyes have new or worse sensitivity to light.
  • You have symptoms of an eye infection, such as:
    • Pus or thick discharge coming from the eye.
    • Redness or swelling around the eye.
    • A fever.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • Your eyes are not getting better or they get worse.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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