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Emergency Eye Care Specialist

Neel  Lamba, MD, MBA -  - Ophthalmologist

Neel Lamba, MD, MBA

Ophthalmologist & Retina and Vitreous Specialist located in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Eye emergencies can happen when you least expect it, which is why having an optometrist you can count on is crucial. At the practice of Neel Lamba, MD, in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, the ophthalmology team offers emergency eye care services for adult patients to reduce the risk of serious complications and save their eyesight. Schedule an emergency eye care appointment by phone, or walk-in for timely care today.

Emergency Eye Care Q & A

What does emergency eye care entail?

Emergency eye care includes comprehensive eye examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of eye injuries or infections when time is of the essence. Dr. Lamba and the team offer same-day appointments when you or your child needs emergency eye care the most.

Why might I need emergency eye care?

You or a loved one might require emergency eye care if you experience the following eye or vision problems:

  • Eye floaters
  • Flashes
  • Eye scratches
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Foreign bodies in the eye
  • Eye pain
  • Redness or swelling
  • Eye drainage

Flashers and floaters are tiny specs you might notice in your line of vision that can move around when your eyes move. They may not go away on their own. Seeking treatment right away can reduce unpleasant symptoms associated with an eye injury or disease and greatly reduce your risk of serious complications.

What are common causes of eye emergencies?

Emergency eye care often is required because of an eye disease or injury. You’re at risk of eye injuries if you play contact sports, work in certain environments, have an eye disease, or have suffered eye trauma. Seek treatment at the first sign of a problem to maintain optimal eye health. 

What should I expect during emergency eye care?

During an emergency eye care appointment, Dr. Lamba offers the newest treatments and pain-management solutions if you experience discomfort because of an eye injury. Dr. Lamba review your symptoms and eye health history, examine your eyes, and might complete imaging procedures to let you know which treatment, if any, is right for you.

Dr. Lamba may recommend you take medications, use eye drops, or undergo a minor surgical procedure or additional diagnostic testing. He can refer out to specialists in the case of severe or complex eye problems.

Seeing the team at Neel Lamba, MD, at the first sign of an injury or infection is the best way to maintain exceptional eye health or save your vision.

The next time you experience eye pain or symptoms of an injury, infection, or disease, see the highly trained emergency eye care team at Neel Lamba, MD, for an evaluation. Schedule an appointment by phone today.