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Posted on 04-23-2018

Emergency Eye Surgery: What to Expect

For most people, the ability to see is among their most prized gifts, and there is nothing like having one's eyesight be less than perfect to help a person appreciate whatever vision they do have. While glasses and contact lenses are the most common ways to correct vision issues and eye health, there are times when surgery is needed, and some of these times it is because an emergency has occurred.

Whether eye surgery is planned for or done as part of an emergency situation, our optometrists at The Eye Gallery are experienced and equipped to handle pre and post-operative care to help your eyes stay as healthy as possible going forward.

What Eye Problems Signal a Possible Emergency

There are several eye problems that could mean that there is a serious problem with your eye health or vision. Some of these include,

  • The appearance of black spots in field of vision
  • The version of a "curtain" blocking vision
  • Pain in the eyes or an eye injury
  • The appearance of halos or rainbows near light sources
  • Loss of side vision
  • Blurred vision or vision loss that comes on quickly
  • Swollen or red eyelids

If these problems occur it is important to see an eye doctor right away. At Eye Gallery, we can determine whether or not surgery is required for your specific problem and get you paired with an eye surgeon who may be able to correct your problem or improve it. After surgery happens, you will need regular follow up care from a professional optometrist and possible vision therapy. At Eye Gallery, our qualified optometrists are experienced with various vision issues including

  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Glaucoma Care
  • Retina Issues, including diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment
  • Cataract care
  • Refractive Error Care

It is possible that any of these issues could result in the need for surgery, and at the very least need regular attention in order to maintain the best vision possible. 

Contact Us Today

Whether you are experiencing an immediate issue with your eyes, or are just overdue for a comprehensive eye exam, we invite you to make an appointment with Eye Gallery. Having eye exams on a regular basis helps assure that no eye health issues are arising or takes care of potential issues before they get worse. 

To learn more about how we can help you take care of your eyes contact our Plano, TX location at 972-519-0006 or our Prosper, TX location at 214-305-4020 and ask about our new client specials.

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