Approximately 2.4 million eye injuries occur annually throughout the United States. Of those incidents, about one million people end up with a loss of some sort of vision.
Motor vehicle accidents contribute to a significant number of eye injuries each year. Corneal abrasions injuries are amongst the most common injury sustained in a traffic crash in Georgia.
Any scratches or traumas inflicted on the eye can be described as corneal abrasion injuries. The cornea serves to protect the eye, as the clear covering which lies over the pupil, the black circle in the eye, and the iris, the colored part of the eye. The cornea not only plays an important role in the protection of the eye, but also for a person’s actual vision.
When objects attempt to invade the eye, the cornea is working hard to protect any foreign matter from entering the eye. Unfortunately, when an auto accident occurs there are often flying objects released into the air. When these objects strike the accident victim’s eye, a number of different issues may arise, including corneal abrasion injuries. Victims will recognize this injury as it typically inflicts an enormous amount of pain and discomfort.