Symptoms of an Eye Injury

An eye injury may occur at the same time as a facial injury. Symptoms that mean an eye injury may be more serious and require medical attention include:

  • An eye that does not move normally in all directions.
  • Double or blurred vision that is not cleared by blinking.
  • Pain in the eyeball itself or in or around the eye when you move your eye or blink.
  • Sudden loss of vision.
  • Blood in the white or coloured part (iris) of your eye.
  • Swelling of the eyeball.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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