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Does a brain injury cause a bloodshot and irritated eye?

Does a brain injury cause a bloodshot and irritated eye?

Depends: If the brain injury included a basal skull fracture, something called a carotid cavernous sinus fistula can form which commonly gets mistaken for a simple red eye. Another possibility is that the blink reflex has been somehow blunted from the brain injury, and the eye is red due to dryness and exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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If an eyes exam by eye doctor come normal no pressure in eyes or the optic nerve can that mean it is very unlikely I have a brain tumour?

If an eyes exam by eye doctor come normal no pressure in eyes or the optic nerve can that mean  it is very unlikely I have a brain tumour?

Sort of: A normal eye exam does not rule out a brain tumor-- only brain imaging would do that. Of course, brain tumors are quite uncommon to begin with. You might see a neurologist if you have concerns about this. ...Read more

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What could cause a major eye injury?

What could cause a major eye injury?

Physical/chemical: Major eye injuries are caused by blunt and sharp trauma, with or without globe penetration/rupture. Strong chemicals (e.g. battery acid, lye drain cleaner, etc.) can cause vision threatening eye injuries. Eye protection with safety glasses, goggles, face shields and avoidance of dangerous situations can help prevent work related eye injury. Flush out eyes immediately if splashed, ...Read more

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How could a blunt eye injury cause terrible light sensitivity?

How could a blunt eye injury cause terrible light sensitivity?

Interfere with pupil: Blunt eye injuries can interfere with the pupil mechanism of your eye. When the light is bright, the pupil may not be able to construct normally, creating light sensitivity. In many cases, this will go away over time. ...Read more

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Is it common for a person with a red painful eye resulting from an accident to have a blurred vision?

Is it common for a person with a red painful eye resulting from an accident to have a blurred vision?

Commonly: When an eye is struck there is a considerable transfer of energy to the inside of the eye which can cause visual blur from swelling, inflammation, bleeding and disruption. This calls for a visit to an ophthalmologist in short order. ...Read more

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Can a sunburn cause a swollen eye?

Can a sunburn cause a swollen eye?

Yes: Yes, a sunburn on the eyelid skin can cause it to swell. Sun exposure to the eye over the long term can lead to growths on the eye: pinguecula, pterygium, or other abnormal growths. Sun protection for the eye and around the eye is best. ...Read more

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What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

Dry eyes: Please consider seeing your eye doctor. It's unlikely that thyroid or head injury is causing random red eyes. A common cause is dry eyes, but it could also be other things. ...Read more

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What common eye injuries can cause a feeling of "deep eye pain"?

What common eye injuries can cause a feeling of "deep eye pain"?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have eye fluttering with a brain injury?

What does it mean to have eye fluttering with a brain injury?

Nystagmus??: With significant brain injuries or disease you may be describing actual nystagmus which are bilateral involuntary symmetric rapid small amplitude movements. Another possibility is eyelid myokymia. Needless to say, these are best addressed by your eye care physician to identify issues ; assess their impact. ...Read more

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Could a concussion cause a pain behind an eye?

Could a concussion cause a pain behind an eye?

Not likely: It is not likely that the pain is relatedd to concussion. However, it may relate to the mechanism leading to the concussion, that is a rotation of the head backwards on the neck, pinching the greater occipital nerve, at the base of the skull. See a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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In a traumatic eye injury why is the un-injured eye covered up also?

In a traumatic eye injury why is the un-injured eye covered up also?

Prevent movement: Occasionally, this would be done if you were worried about movement of the eye causing further damage, since they both always move together. Covering both eyes would lessen searching eye movements. ...Read more

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In what way does trauma cause eye pain or swollen eyes?

In what way does trauma cause eye pain or swollen eyes?

Many answers: Pain and swelling can result from tissue injury. Inflammation of the interior eye contetnts will cause pain to light exposure . Pain from a corneal abrasion in obvious. Sweiiling results from blood vessels becoming "leaky" allowing healing cells from the blood stream to get to the damaged tissue to promote healing. ...Read more

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What's a solution to a vein in my eye causing distorted vision and irriation?

What's a solution to a vein in my eye causing distorted vision and irriation?

Eye vein: The treatment of the lesion depends on the cause of the problem. Many things can cause your issue so i would see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible for numbness on your skin from a traumatic brain injury to cause an abnormal ecg?

Not directly: Numbness itself won't cause am abnormal eeg. However the damaged area of the brain will. Remember that having a brain injury doesm't mean you don't have other causes of numbness like a nerve compression. Then your eeg would only show changes related to the brain injury. ...Read more

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I have bad papilledema in right eye. Could this develop into permanent eye damage and possibly blindness?

I have bad papilledema in right eye. Could this develop into permanent eye damage and possibly blindness?

Papilledema : If papilledema is not identified and treated promptly, vision loss can result. Work-up for papilledema could include an MRI scan of the brain and a spinal tap or other blood tests. ...Read more

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Can wearing an eye patch on a "good" eye cause vision damage, or make the covered eye lazy?

Amblyopia: The treatment for a lazy (amblyopic) eye is to patch the good eye in a controlled manner. Sometimes the amblyopia can switch but the vision is recoverable. That is why it needs to be done in a controlled manner. ...Read more

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How can a traumatic eye injury cause a change in iris color?

How can  a traumatic eye injury cause a change in iris color?

Rarely: Trauma cause cause iris damage including a change in color but this is uncommon. ...Read more

Eye Irritation (Definition)

Eye irritation is a symptom that patients will report, and is typically related to dry eye or blepharitis. However, many other conditions can lead to eye irritation, as well as eye surgery. Doctors should evaluate patients with eye irritation with a slit lamp exam, and use Fluorescein stain to determine whether there is an infection ...Read more


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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more