Because eye injuries can cause serious vision loss, it’s important to be able to recognize an injury and appropriately respond to it. DO NOT attempt to treat a serious eye injury yourself.

How to recognize an eye injury

If you notice any of these signs in yourself or someone else, get medical help right away.

  • The person has obvious pain or trouble seeing.
  • The person has a cut or torn eyelid.
  • One eye does not move as well as the other.
  • One eye sticks out compared to the other.
  • The eye has an unusual pupil size or shape.
  • There is blood in the clear part of the eye.
  • The person has something in the eye or under the eyelid that can't be easily removed.

Find an Eye M.D. in your area.

Eye Injury Prevention Resources

Learn about preventing eye injuries:

Eye Injury Prevention at Home

Eye Injury Prevention at Work

Children's Eye Injuries: Prevention and Care

Protective Eyewear

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