• clinical
  • The visual acuity of a patient with an eye injury should always be tested because vision changes provide objective tools to monitor clinical improvement or deterioration. (aafp.org)
  • illnesses
  • See related handout on work-related eye injuries and illnesses , written by the author of this article. (aafp.org)
  • More than 65,000 work-related eye injuries and illnesses, causing significant morbidity and disability, are reported in the United States annually. (aafp.org)
  • More than 65,000 work-related eye injuries and illnesses cause job absenteeism in the United States every year. (aafp.org)
  • chronic
  • Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis (SLK) is a chronic and recurrent eye disease which affects the superior bulbar conjunctiva (the clear layer that covers the eyeball, over the sclera ) and tarsal conjunctiva (the clear layer that lines the eyelids), as well as the superior limbic aspect of the cornea (the area above the cornea ). (nih.gov)
  • eyelids
  • Factors inducing conjunctiva laxity include thyroid eye disease (usually hyperthyroidism ), tight upper eyelids, and prominent globes. (nih.gov)
  • Patient
  • Primary prevention and patient counseling on proper eye protection is essential because over 90 percent of injuries can be avoided with the use of eye protection. (aafp.org)
  • chemical
  • Chemical eye burns require immediate copious irrigation. (aafp.org)
  • Persons with a chemical eye burn should receive copious fluid irrigation. (aafp.org)
  • usually
  • Since the lymphatic system of the newborn is not well developed, follicles will not usually be present, and the lymph nodes will not be enlarged, but the eye of the neonate with chlamydia will be red and inflamed. (healthofchildren.com)
  • risk
  • 1 Workers who have the highest risk of eye injuries include fabricators, laborers, equipment operators, repair workers, and production and precision workers. (aafp.org)
  • pain
  • Sudden eye pain after working with a chisel, hammer, grinding wheel, or saw suggests a penetrating globe injury. (aafp.org)
  • condition
  • A different condition, known as Contact Lens-Induced Superior Limbic Keratoconjunctivitis (CLSLK) is an eye inflammatory condition with an almost identical presentation, but it is related to contact lens wear. (nih.gov)