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Are eye injuries serious?

Most eye injuries are minor. However, in some cases they can be very serious and lead to permanent vision loss and loss of the eye. It can be difficult when an injury occurs to know how severe it is, but early treatment is important in order to limit damage, so it is best to seek medical assessment straight away.

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Author: Dr Joanne Van der Velden PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Pink eye


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