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Common Eye Emergencies: Symptoms and Treatment

Did you know that the rate of eye injuries treated in emergency departments in the United States is 3.15 per 1,000 population? That's according to research published in the National Institutes of Health. The majority of these injuries happened at home. Data further shows that the most prevalent types of eye injury are contusions and abrasions. But how can you tell if the problem needs immediate medical attention? Here are the common eye emergencies and what you need to know about them:


How to Tell the Difference Between Dry Eyes, Eye Allergies and Eye Infections

There are lots of different conditions that can affect our eyes, many of which are fairly minor, but uncomfortable and inconvenient. Many also share the same symptoms, which can make them particularly tricky to tell apart. Three eye problems that are extremely common, but also share many similarities are dry eye, eye allergies, and eye infections.


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