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Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Overview)

An eye injury is a condition in which a person has some trauma to one or both eyes. Injuries include bruises around the eye, bleeding behind the cornea, dislocation of the lens, rupture of the eyeball, cuts, abrasions, etc...


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Can eye injury cause sties?

Can eye injury cause sties?

Unlikely: I believe you mean "styes"? These inflammatory lesions originate from oil glands on the margin of lids called meibomian glands. Rarely, scarring of the lids may disturb the lipid flow and lead to styes. Blepharitis is the most common cause of styes. ...Read more

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Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Overview)

An eye injury is a condition in which a person has some trauma to one or both eyes. Injuries include bruises around the eye, bleeding behind the cornea, dislocation of the lens, rupture of the eyeball, cuts, abrasions, etc...


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What eye injuries are emergencies?

What eye injuries are emergencies?

Probably all: If your eye is injured, especially if there is a chance the outer wall has been penetrated you should be seen immediately. If the vision drops, the eye gets red or painful, or you see light flashing then an examination with your ophthalmologist is mandatory. It is always best in this circumstance to err on the side of caution and protect your vision. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Tip)

Treating Eye Injuries

Doctor, what sports may increase the chances of having an eye injury? ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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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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What are common symptoms of an eye injury?

What are common symptoms of an eye injury?

Many: Depending on the structure injured, and the nature of the injury, symptoms can include blurred vision, pain, redness of the eye, tearing, loss of central or peripheral vision, among others. Treatment depends on the nature and degree of the injury, but can include drops, patching, special bandage contact lenses, or surgery. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Tip)

Treating Eye Injuries

If something irritating gets in your eye, irrigate it over the sink for at least 5 minutes or more. ...See more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Is it okay to work out after an eye injury?

Is it okay to work out after an eye injury?

Maybe: If you are completely healed the yes, you may resume your exercise regimen when able. If you are still healing, you may need a reduced routine or to rest completely. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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


Dr. Scott Goldstein
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Eye Trauma (Definition)

Eye trauma is a condition in which there is a physical or chemical injury to the eye. The injury may range from minor to very severe ...Read more