• 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)
  • 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)
  • drops
  • An allergic reaction can also be caused by prescription medication, particularly eye drops that are used to treat conditions like glaucoma . (wisegeekhealth.com)
  • This is because newborn infants can contract the disease from their mother at birth, but eye drops are often given to babies with infected mothers to prevent the condition from forming after delivery. (wisegeekhealth.com)
  • chemical
  • Chemical eye burns require immediate copious irrigation. (aafp.org)
  • Persons with a chemical eye burn should receive copious fluid irrigation. (aafp.org)
  • case
  • The tray should be prepared in advance in case of an eye injury. (aafp.org)
  • often
  • For instance, gonorrhea is one disease that affects the mucus membranes, so it is no surprise that the eyes of patients with this STD are also often impacted by pink eye. (wisegeekhealth.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)
  • 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)