You should be examined by a medical eye doctor (ophthalmologist) as soon as possible. Yard injuries can be dirty and contaminated with bacteria as well as fungi and can develop into serious corneal infections, so you need to be examined.
Jeffery C. Hinson, MD
Location and Office HoursEye Physicians Professional Association
Macon, GA 31201
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia
- BlueChoice (BC/BS of GA)
- CIGNA HealthCare
- United Healthcare
- Coliseum Medical Centers
- Coliseum Northside Hospital
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What does it mean if I see flashes of light?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredIf you see flashes of light (unrelated to lightning or someone taking your picture) that means some of your retina cells are detonating. The flashes are usually harmless, but may be a sign of a retinal detachment, so you should call your eye doctor immediately.
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How common are eye and vision problems in older adults?
Laura Fine, MD, Ophthalmology, answeredSerious age-related eye problems can cause vision loss or visual distortion that glasses can't fix. More than one million Americans older than 40 are considered legally blind, which means their vision is 20/200 or worse in their best eye, even with corrective lenses or surgery. Another 2.4 million have significantly reduced vision. The risk of developing vision problems increases as you get older, especially after age 65. One dramatic example: people ages 80 or older make up about 8% of the U.S. population, but account for 69% of people who are blind.
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