Urgent Trauma Chart

Trauma

2020 Vision Care Emergency Trauma Chart

Knowing the warning sign, and when it's imperative to see an eye care 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 the eye immediately for 30 minutes with saline if available or tap water. Have someone call the office as soon as you start irrigating, or call us yourself once irrigation is completed.

IMMEDIATELY

DECREASED VISION
Sudden onset
Over a period of days

Over a period of weeks


IMMEDIATELY

SOON

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


IMMEDIATELY

FOREIGN BODY or the feeling of one

TODAY

LOSS OF VISION

Sudden onset, with or without pain

Gradual, without pain


IMMEDIATELY

SOON

ODD or UNUSUAL VISION Cloudy veil

IMMEDIATELY

CURTAIN Rising or falling in front of vision

IMMEDIATELY

FLASHING LIGHTS

IMMEDIATELY

FLOATERS

Sudden onset

Noticing more recently


IMMEDIATELY

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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