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It is possible for a fragment of metal to get into his eye even if he was wearing safety glasses
And, a general doctor doesn't have the training or equipment to diagnose and treat this type of problem.
It sounds like he may have inflammation inside his eye (anterior uveitis), a corneal abrasion or possibly even a corneal ulcer. It would be unusual for a piece of metal to actually puncture, and go inside, his eyeball when wearing safety glasses.....but it is possible.....
So I should take him to his optomtrist? Could the sensitivity to light be caused by a viral infection
I would go to an ophthalmologist instead of an optometrist with this sort of thing. I am sure if you call their office they will squeeze you into the schedule immediately.
yes, viral infections can, in some cases, cause light sensitivity, but with his history I would bet on a corneal foreign body etc.
Does this make sense to you?
Yes but what is the difference between an optomtrist and a ophthalmologist
Ahhhhh....very good question.....
In a nutshell, an ophthalmologist is an MD, a surgeon and can treat all eye problems. An optometrist is not.....
but you usually pay the same price to see either one.
If it was my son, I would see an ophthalmologist
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