Dr. Shonah Finlay Doctors Eye Care

Emergency Eye Care in Grande Prairie

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Do You Know What to Do in an Emergency? 

Eye emergencies can occur suddenly and place your eyesight at risk. 

If someone in your family experiences an eye-related emergency, you may not know what to do. If the injury is life-threatening, the emergency room is the best place to go. Otherwise, please contact us at Doctors EyeCare Grande Prairie. We have the knowledge and skill to help you and your family. 

What Is an Eye Emergency? 

An eye emergency is a situation posing a threat to your eye health or vision. This can include a hit to the eye or a foreign body. In general, if you or a loved one is experiencing pain or redness, visit us for an examination. Some eye emergency symptoms include: 

  • Sudden vision changes 
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling 
  • Sudden pupil size changes
  • The appearance of blood on or inside of the eye

Common Eye Emergencies

Blunt Trauma

A hit to the eye may be the first thing you think of regarding eye emergencies. Blunt trauma can cause several injuries, including:

It’s natural for foreign objects such as dust, hair, or other debris to get caught in your eyes. When these objects scratch your eye’s surface, complications can arise.

Large or sharp objects can cause significant pain and damage to your eye, and they must be assessed by a professional as soon as possible. You should never attempt to remove these objects yourself.

Eye diseases may gradually progress until they significantly affect your vision, but some may occur suddenly and progress rapidly. These diseases require immediate attention and are considered medical emergencies:

  • Angle-Closure Glaucoma: Angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the drainage canals become blocked. The iris is not as wide or open as it commonly is, narrowing the space between the iris and cornea. Aqueous fluid is blocked when the angle narrows, causing a build-up of pressure on the optic nerve. Angle-closure glaucoma requires immediate attention.
  • Wet AMD: This is an eye disorder caused by abnormal blood vessels leaking fluid and blood into the macula. Symptoms can progress rapidly, resulting in vision loss. Wet AMD requires immediate medical attention.

Preserve Your Vision 

If you have an eye emergency, contact us immediately, and we will help you as best as we can. If our office is unavailable and the situation is dire, please go to your nearest emergency room for treatment.

Our Location

Our Address

  • 11709 102 Street, Unit 107
  • Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7S6

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday: Appointment Only
  • Tuesday: 11:00 PM 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Appointment Only
  • Sunday: Closed

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If you’ve been living with dry eye disease, you know it’s more than just an uncomfortable feeling. In addition to the pain, dry eye disease can have a significant and even debilitating effect on your vision and quality of life. Read More Original Article Source Credits:   MY Dry Eye, https://mydryeye.ca/ Article Written By:  Diana Nguyen Original Article Posted […]

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Unless you know the signs, you may not even notice at first that you have a cataract. These can often develop so slowly that you don’t realize that you need more light to read, you’re suddenly concerned about driving at night, or you notice your vision has become foggy. Read More Original Article Source Credits:   Verywell […]

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