Face it. No one ever plans to get sick.
Often times, our medical conditions involve the health of our eyes.
In fact, many medical conditions first disclose themselves when we examine the interior and exterior of the eye. Think of all the medical shows you’ve seen. There is always someone shining a flashlight at the patient’s eyes or looking at the eye movements or looking inside the eye with an ophthalmoscope. We know the eye is the window to the soul but it is also the window to the rest of the body.
Urgent Eye Care
If your eye is lacerated, bleeding or has fish hook in it, call 911 or report to the nearest emergency department.
Brill Eye Center can easily and expeditiously handle the most common urgent eyecare problems you may be experiencing. The eye is one cubic inch of the body that the emergency room generally does not like to deal with because they do not have the specialized knowledge and technology to examine closely. They will usually refer you back to an eye doctor. How do we know? We get referrals every day from urgent care clinics and emergency rooms.
Medical conditions that don't go away anytime soon are said to be chronic and progressive
The hallmark of a chronic and progressive condition is one that needs to be followed carefully over time. The conditions can get better and worse, or as we say “exacerbate and remit.” Surely, you’ve heard about how an individual’s cancer can go into remission or get worse.
Often, chronic conditions are associated with an inflammatory process, not an infection. These conditions start off being asymptomatic and very few signs may be evident of the illness. Luckily, these conditions are generally noticed during your routine eye exams and physicals. Think about having high blood pressure. It doesn’t hurt, it just has to be measured because there is no pain, symptoms or awareness. It’s chronic, progressive and has to be managed by healthcare providers.
Urgent situation? Don't wait.
We have an on-call/emergency line for our patients to use in the event you need help immediately or after normal business hours. Please call (913) 432-7676 or click on the button below.