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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.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    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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