A traumatic injury to the face and head can affect vision, and may result in permanent blindness that develops immediately, or years after the initial injury, if not managed properly. Dr. Greg Vigna is an eye injury lawyer and rehabilitation physician; he works directly with leading eye specialists who are experts at treating and managing serious eye injuries. If you sustained an eye injury during an accident or assault, Dr. Greg Vigna can help you receive the long term care you need for all aspects of your recovery.
Many Ways to Eye Injury
The eye is a complex and delicate structure. From the bones surrounding the eye, the vitally important optic nerve which exits the back of the eye, and the sensitive structures within the eye responsible for focusing light, many parts of the eye are vulnerable to serious damage. An accident or assault can break bones, damage nerves, rupture the eyeball, cause infection and lead to other long term complications which may result in permanent vision loss.
Immediately after a blow to the eye, there is swelling and bleeding. It is important to determine if any of the bones surrounding the eye are broken so they can be repaired by an ophthalmic plastic surgeon specially trained in fixing this type of damage. Pressure around the eye needs to be reduced and the pressure within the eye also needs to be tested and returned to normal.
The globe of the eye and its structures have to be examined in detail. The cornea, lens, iris and muscles of the front of the eye are vulnerable to stretching, rupture and tearing. Bleeding inside the eye can interfere with light reaching the back of the eye. A blow may also cause the retina, which lies along the back of the eye, to tear or disconnect from the eye.
Seeking expert medical help early is important, since many eye injuries cause progressive damage. The sooner help is received the more likely it is that vision can be saved.
Top Level Care and Advocacy
Don’t risk one of your most important senses after a traumatic injury; your eyesight is irreplaceable. Eye injuries often need life-long monitoring and treatment. Dr. Greg Vigna, eye injury lawyer, and his team of medical specialists are available to evaluate your accident injuries and help you receive the best medical outcomes and compensation possible. Our law firm understands how eye trauma directly affects your quality of life, and we are dedicated to helping you receive the best possible legal settlement or jury ruling possible. Contact us so we can help.