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Eye injury, should you consult?

Have we all hurt each other, a black eye, because of a champagne cork during a party, that speaks to you? Whether the injury is due to an accident or a physical assault, any contusion deserves medical advice. As soon as there is a sign of seriousness, in particular a red eye, which hurts, reduced visual acuity, double vision or anomalies in the field of vision, it is necessary to urgently consult an ophthalmologist.


When shall you consult if you have an eye injury?


Some eye injuries, such as deep lacerations or bleeding inside the eye, require immediate treatment or surgery to prevent permanent damage that can result from vision loss. If you think you have injured your eye, see an eye doctor near you. Minor scratches on the surface of the eye often only require monitoring after a first visit to the ophthalmologist to ensure that complications such as eye infections do not appear.


What to do in the case of an eye injury?


If it is a scratch, you are advised to first consult an ophthalmologist to make sure that this injury will not result in an infection. Scratches can also make the eye susceptible to bacterial infections. If you have a black eye, the best solution is to use an ice pack to deflate the eye.



If a foreign body is found in your eye, like a piece of metal, it is imperative to go to an ophthalmologist. Metallic foreign bodies can quickly form a ring of rust and a large scar and this is why remove these foreign bodies as soon as possible.


Some chemicals burn or sting with contact with the eye, but are fairly harmless in the long run, while others can cause serious injury. This is the case for acids and alkalis. In general, acids can cause considerable redness and burning, but they can be washed off quite easily. Basic substances or chemicals like cleansers (alkaline) are much more serious, but don’t seem to be because they don’t cause as much immediate eye pain and redness as acids.


Steps to follow after being taken care of


It is essential to communicate very clearly with your ophthalmologist. It is important to mention if you wear contact lenses for example, or prescription glasses. Depending on the type of eye damage, you may be instructed to rinse your eyes with water or saline. In more serious situations, you may need surgery.


Do not neglect an eye injury, it can be serious and you can even lose your sight. Contact the Patel Optics team for any inquiries, they will be happy to give you the best advice possible.

High blood pressure, what are the effects on the eyes?

High blood pressure is one of the most common diseases in the world. It concerns almost 400,000 people in Mauritius. This disease causes many ailments, including dizziness, headaches, cardiovascular problems and can have adverse effects on the health of our eyes. Learn more about high blood pressure and the eye problems it causes.

What is high blood pressure?

High blood pressure is characterized by permanent elevation of blood pressure above 14/8. It is a common cardiovascular disorder that affects the blood pressure that normally needs to be 12/8. There are several causes related to this disease, including age, heredity, lack of exercise or overweight. Hypertension can also occur during pregnancy, and should be monitored constantly to avoid problems with childbirth.

The effects of hypertension on the eyes

This disease causes many ophthalmological disorders and the more the eyeis affected, the more it reveals the severity of this cardiovascular disease. This unfortunately indicates that there is a risk of brain damage, hence the need to be constantly on guard. There are no indicator symptoms, only a review done by a professional can determine if your eyes have been affected by high blood pressure. Intraocular pressure is measured using a tonometer. However, if you have high blood pressure and you notice that your vision is blurred or there is bleeding in one of your eyes, it is best to consult.

Complications related to high blood pressure

If the blood pressure is greater than 21 mm in the test, there is a high risk of developing glaucoma. However, only an examination of the visual field that can determine it. Glaucoma is actually a disease of the optic nerve where the aqueous humor of the eye has difficulty evacuating. The liquid in the eye accumulates and the pressure inside the eye increases. This disease can cause serious ocular complications, such as damage to the optic nerves or blindness. If glaucoma is detected early enough, it can be delayed through eye drops or through surgery.

Would you like to learn more about eye diseases? ? Patel Optics offers you every week to learn more about this wonderful organ that is the eye. For a consultation, go to one of our branches in Rose Hill, Beau Bassin or Triolet. Professionals will be at your disposal to give you the best advice on the choice of your frames or to advise you if you suffer from an eye disease.