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.
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- Should I see a doctor if I poked my eye during yard work?
How often should I have an eye exam?
HealthyWomen answeredEye exams are done to test your vision and screen for glaucoma and macular degeneration, two common, often age-related conditions. Eye exams are recommended at least once between ages 20 to 29 and at least two exams between ages 30 and 39. At age 40, get a baseline eye disease screening. Based on the results, follow the ophthalmologist's recommendations until age 65. After that, complete an eye exam every one to two years.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Should I visit a doctor about seeing light flashes and shadows?
George A. Williams, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartYou need a comprehensive examination by an ophthalmologist. Anytime a person is experiencing flashes of light and floaters, an eye examination is necessary. In fact, a baseline eye examination is important for anyone over the age of 40, even if they have no symptoms at all.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
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