Eye Trauma

Examination

exam_eyehubEye injuries can occur at any time. Our office is equipped to handle most eye injuries. The primary instrument we use is a biomicroscope. The biomicroscope provides very high magnification and is designed to aid us in evaluating the extent of an eye injury. Whether it is a laceration, foreign particle embedded or a burn, the biomicroscope is the primary tool to carefully examine the injury.

 

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Embedded Foreign Bodies

A common injury is a hot iron metallic foreign body embedded in the cornea. Grinding or drilling in iron or other metals will release particles that are hot, and when they hit the eye, they embed themselves in the cornea. If it is iron, as in this example, it will immediately begin to rust due to the salty consistency of our tears. When the metal particle is removed, there is a remaining rust deposit that has infiltrated the surrounding cornea. We have experience at removing these rust spots. With proper medical treatment these injuries will resolve well.

Most injuries to the cornea can be prevented with proper safety eyewear.

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Retinal Trauma

Contusions, otherwise referred to as a “black eye,” can result in more than just the obvious bruises on the face. The retina is the nerve tissue that senses light which lines the back of the eye. There is a blood vessel layer under the retina. This is very delicate and sensitive tissue.

Retinal Hemorrhages

A compression type of injury can knock the retina loose and cause bleeding underneath. These examples show both retinal hemorrhage and retinal detachment. Both can result in blindness to the affected eye. Immediate examination and subsequent treatment is needed in these type of injuries.

Emergency Eye Care

If you have symptoms of “Flashes of Light” in your vision, when there is no light to explain the flashes, this could mean that there is something happening in the back of the eye. The eye does not have any pain sensors so flashes are your best clue that there is something wrong. In contrast, the cornea (the clear window on the front of the eye) has more nerve pain sensors than any other part of the body. Injury to the cornea can be incredibly painful. However, in both cases, immediate treatment is needed. Our office staff is well trained to know how to expedite the treatment of these type of injuries. Call immediately when an injury occurs. We are here to help.

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    Dr. Benham is very knowledgeable and thorough! His assistants are helpful and answer all my questions with confidence. I'd highly recommend this crew!

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    Dr. Benham and the staff at Buda Vision Source are professional, thorough and friendly. My first visit (Feb '14) was great, they treated me like I had been with them for years. I walked in with plenty of questions but never had to ask them because of how thorough Dr. Brenham was, he not only answered questions I had, he even answered some I hadn't even considered.

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    Without question, this was the best experience I’ve had at any optometrists. Dr. Benham was extremely kind and very patient when I asked questions. I really appreciated his patients.

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  • JR W.

    I saw dr. benham on may 23 for contacts and glasses exam. he was very informative and friendly. he explained different brands of contacts to me as my usual brand was not cutting it.he recomended a new type for me to try that i really like. the office was clean and nicely arranged with a good selection of glasses. the staff was also very helpful and friendly. i highly recommend dr. benham and buda vision source.

  • Sherri D.

    I saw Dr. Benham on February 18, 2014. The office staff is very friendly, the office is super clean, and Dr. Benham explained to me thoroughly the changes in my vision that are occurring naturally due to age. I am not new to glasses, but I was getting my 1st pair of bi-focals (ugh!) and so I had a lot of questions, all which were answered completely. I never felt rushed. The doctor has a great manner and seems to really enjoy what he does. I used a Groupon for my visit that was a flat price for an exam, frames, and lenses (up to a certain dollar amount) and this made the visit an excellent value.

    My only "complaint" would be the choice of frames. The frames in the affordable range (under $80) were nice looking but there weren't too many varieties to choose from. I would have liked to have had a broader selection of frames under $50, especially considering the options these days for online sources for low cost frames. If I had not been using the Groupon, I still would have gone to Buda Vision Source for my exam but probably would have taken my prescription and shopped elsewhere for cheaper frames.

    I took my teenage son in that same day for his exam and glasses and he is very happy. It was his first pair of glasses and the staff was very patient with all of his questions. Also, they had his glasses ready in under 30 minutes! Amazing.

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    Would easily recommend to others.

    Great staff and nice, modern office setting. Very clean.

    Dr Benham took the time to careful explain everything happening in everyday terms and the next steps needed. I was not pushed to purchase anything from them directly...even though they have a great selection of eye ware and contacts.

    I will return anytime I have vision needs.