Amniotic Membranes to Treat Corneal Trauma and Disease

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Acid Burns, Alkali Burns, Amniotic membrane, Chemical Burn, Cornea, Eye Diseases, Eye Injuries, Homepage

Amniotic Membranes to Treat Corneal Trauma and Disease

Most people recognize the term amniotic fluid. Amniotic fluid is the fluid surrounding a fetus while in the womb during pregnancy. For over a hundred years, scientists have been aware of the healing properties existent within this fluid; however, it is only within the past few years that these healing properties have been made available to help treat ocular conditions in the form of sutureless amniotic membranes.

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Eye Injuries in . . . the House

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Acid Burns, Alkali Burns, Blog, Chemical Burn, Children's Eye Emergencies, Children's Eye Injuries, Eye Care Professional, Eye Emergencies, Eye Emergency, Eye Injuries, Eye Injury, Eye Irritants, Featured, Homepage, October, October: Eye Injury Prevention Month

Quick – think of the safest place you know!!!! What did you come up with? If any of you thought your home, then you’re half right. Or something like that. Did you know, according to really smart people, that almost HALF OF ALL eye injuries happen at the home (this includes the house, the garage, work area and yard area)? And these smart people tell us that this is a growing trend. Out of all the places in the home, the garage is where most of the eye injuries occur. If any of you remember the great Tim Allen and his show ‘Home Improvement’, then you will remember that he was constantly getting himself injured. Hey you – Bob Villa wannabes – cover up your eyes when you’re doing stuff!!!! Let’s take a look at the various risks that we face in our home on a daily basis: Inside the Home Chemicals: Oven Cleaners, Bleach, Wasp Killer – all of these pose a serious risk to your eyes if you are not careful. Trust me, I have sprayed the foamy, pressurized Windex in my eyes because I was rushing to clean and wasn’t paying attention. Tools: Did you know that if you strike a nail just right that you can send up sparks? Oh yeah. And did you know that if your nail can become a projectile if it’s not completely in the object when you strike it? Cooking: Guess what? Hot grease HATES water. Be very careful when cooking with hot grease. One of the popular things to do around the holidays is the deep fried turkey. Unfortunately, this is also a popular way to burn your eyebrows off your face. Try explaining that one at the office Christmas party. Speaking of the holidays, make sure you point that champagne bottle away from the crowd on New Year’s Eve. Those corks get up to around Mach 3 when released. (ok – not Mach 3, but they go really, really fast). Make-Up: Eye liner, mascara, and yes – curling irons. I know some of you ladies are either in rush in the morning or still kind of sleepy when getting ready. Let’s be careful during the beautification process. Out in the Yard Lawn Equipment: Where o’ where do we start? Weed eater, hedge trimmer, blower and yes, even the lawn mower. ALL of these are doing something at a high rate of speed when it comes in contact with your yard of the month. All it takes is just the tiniest of pebble to ricochet off of a wall to come back in hit you in the eye. Now, instead of creating a masterpiece out of your hedges, your eye doctor will masterfully place a patch, gauze and medical tape around your head!! Sprinkler System: Yes, it’s just water. But I swear it comes out of those heads so fine and so fast it feels like it could cut you. If you’re kneeling down to do some repair and your 8-year-old plays with the buttons at master control, and the water hits you just right, trust me, it hurts....

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