image of an eye being treated with fluorescein

Unusual accidents seen in Eye Casualty over the Christmas period

Unusual accidents seen in Eye Casualty over the Christmas period have been: burns to eyes from exploding Christmas tree lights, eye injuries from being hit by a cork from opening sparkling wine or being poked in the eye with Christmas tree branches while going under it for presents. Glitter in the eye from cards or decorations is another common injury and people have suffered after poking themselves or others in the eye with new toys! Another common occurrence is dry eyes from sleeping with eyes open after drinking too much alcohol and the most unusual is zips caught on eyelids as people struggled to try on a new jumper, Ouch!