Littzi Eye Care
Jacqueline J. Littzi, MD
Ophthalmology & Laser Cataract & Glaucoma Surgeon located in Greenwich, CT & New Canaan, CT
If you poke your eye or experience sudden vision loss, it’s important to seek emergency eye care right away. Meeting with an experienced ophthalmologist could mean the difference between saving and losing your sight. At Littzi Eye Care in New Canaan and Greenwich, Connecticut, Jacqueline Littzi, MD, proudly offers emergency eye care services to people of all ages, from children to adults. If you need emergency eye care, call the office nearest you or walk-in during normal business hours today.
Emergency Eye Care Q&A
What is emergency eye care?
Emergency eye care is a branch of ophthalmology focused on diagnosing and treating eye-related health problems that require immediate attention. Common eye injuries like deep puncture wounds or corneal abrasions require prompt treatment. Otherwise, they could result in permanent eye damage or vision loss.
If you suffer an eye injury as a result of an automobile accident or a collision while playing sports, seek emergency eye care as soon as possible. Dr. Littzi sets aside plenty of time for walk-in appointments every day, so she can address eye-related injuries quickly before they cause further damage.
Why would I need emergency eye care?
At Littzi Eye Care, Dr. Littzi offers emergency eye care to address a variety of common problems, including:
- Flashes and floaters
- Retinal detachment
- Loss of vision
- Corneal abrasion
You might also benefit from emergency eye care if you wake up with a swollen eyelid or you develop swelling following an injury.
What should I do if I experience an eye-related medical emergency?
If you experience an eye-related medical emergency, it’s important to stay calm and act quickly. First, make sure to avoid rubbing or putting pressure on your affected eye. You should also avoid picking at or trying to remove any foreign objects from your eye because doing so could cause vital fluids to leak.
Once you determine the source of your eye problem, call the Littzi Eye Care office nearest you. Explain your symptoms to the receptionist and answer any questions they have. They might be able to provide you with tips to lessen swelling or discomfort on your way to the office.
If you don’t have a phone or your eye emergency happens while you’re out running errands, visit the offices at Littzi Eye Care. If you experience an eye-related emergency after normal business hours, go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
How is emergency eye care performed?
Treatment for emergency eye problems depends on the underlying cause and severity of your symptoms. However, when possible, Dr. Littzi recommends conservative, noninvasive methods of care. If you have something caught in your eye, Dr. Littzi might recommend flushing your eye with water or a saline solution. For more serious injuries, surgery could be necessary.
If you or a loved one needs emergency eye care, call the Littzi Eye Care office nearest you or stop in during normal business hours.