If it’s a minor trauma, we do a full assessment to rule out any serious disease and apply topical antibiotics to ensure that the child doesn’t develop any secondary eye infection. However, more serious problems will be addressed depending on what’s going on.
Eye trauma in children can be serious, and that’s why we encourage parents to bring the child to be seen.
There is a child I saw a few weeks ago, who was having a bit of blunt eye trauma, but actually, the child has developed some bleeding inside the eye. This requires close management to make sure the child doesn’t develop high pressure in the eye, and there is no damage to the contents inside the eye. Luckily, the child did very well. The blood was cleared from inside of the eye, and his vision is perfectly well right now.