Urgent Trauma Chart

Trauma

2020 Vision Care Emergency Trauma Chart

Knowing the warning signs, and when it's imperative to see an eyecare professional right away, is important for the long-term health of your eyes. Never leave an emergency until it's too late.


Chief Complaint

Appointment

BLOW to the eye or nearby area

TODAY

CHEMICALS IN EYE (Irrigate immediately for 30 minutes with saline if available or tap water)

ASAP

DECREASED VISION
Sudden onset
Over a period of days

Over a period of weeks

ASAP

SOON
REG

DISCHARGE

If yellow or green and eye is red

If clear or pearly, whitish

TODAY

SOON

DOUBLE VISION Sudden onset

TODAY

DROOPING LID
Very sudden onset

Has been puffy over a few days

TODAY

SOON

FLASHING LIGHTS or FLOATERS
Sudden onset

ASAP

FOREIGN BODY or the feeling of one

TODAY

LOSS OF VISION

Sudden onset, with or without pain

Gradual, without pain

ASAP

SOON

ODD or UNUSUAL VISION Cloudy veil

ASAP

CURTAIN Rising or falling in front of vision

ASAP

FLASHING LIGHTS

ASAP

FLOATERS

Sudden onset

Noticing more recently

ASAP

SOON

HALOS around lights

TODAY

PAIN

Mild to moderate

Moderate to severe

SOON
TODAY

RED EYE

Sudden onset or persistent, with or without pain

Been putting up with for a while

TODAY

SOON

SWOLLEN EYELID

SOON

Emergency Contact Information

In the event of an eye injury, seek emergency help right away.
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