Stevens Eye Care
Clayton Stevens, MD
Comprehensive Ophthalmologist located in Biloxi, MS
If you experience an eye care emergency, such as a sudden change in your vision, eye pain, or discharge, you need immediate, expert care. Visit Stevens Eye Care in Biloxi, Mississippi, where Clayton Stevens, MD, has the expertise necessary to address your symptoms. If you have an eye care emergency, call the office or make an appointment using this website.
Emergency Eye Care Q&A
When should I see a doctor for an eye emergency?
Some of the most common eye care emergencies include injury to the eye, retinal detachment, and central retinal artery occlusion.
If you’re experiencing symptoms involving your eyes that concern you, call Stevens Eye Care immediately – even after hours. The team is always ready to assist you.
Issues that deserve attention include:
- Eye pain
- Discomfort or grittiness
- Severe redness
- Sensitivity to light
- Sudden loss of all or part of your vision
- Double vision
- The onset of flashing lights, floaters or an increase in the number of flashes and floaters
- Foreign body
- Abnormal discharge
- Chemicals that come into contact with your eyes
- Excessive tearing
- Injury to the eye
A cut, burn, scratch, or blunt injury to your eye also needs immediate attention. An acute eye infection, signs of a blood clot, or severe glaucoma may also constitute a medical emergency.
What if I am not sure my eye issue is serious?
The team at Stevens Eye Care makes time for same-day appointments in the case of an emergency. Dr. Stevens is a skilled ophthalmologist who can provide you with appropriate, expert care. Also, if Dr. Stevens is your regular eye care specialist, he knows your eye health and history so that he can offer personalized care in the case of an emergency.
If you can’t reach the office, please seek help from the nearest emergency room or urgent care if appropriate.
Why should I seek emergency care?
An eye injury can lead to vision impairment. If an eye infection, injury, or complication of eye disease isn’t addressed immediately, you may experience vision loss. Your eyes are an extremely sensitive organ.
Come in as soon as you identify the emergency to reduce the chance of long-term complications. If you aren’t sure you’re experiencing a “true” emergency, contact the office anyway. The staff evaluates your symptoms over the phone and gives you guidance as to how you should proceed. Coming in for an emergency appointment, however, is always a good idea. When it comes to your vision, it’s much better to be safe rather than sorry.
If you experience an ocular emergency, don’t hesitate to contact Stevens Eye Care. Call the office immediately, or look for a same-day appointment online.