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Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Overview)

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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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Overview)

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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Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Unfortunately no: Although we are making strides in tissue transplant techniques and stem cell therapy, we have not advanced to the point of whole eye transplant. The optic nerve, would need to connect its 1.5 million axons (the "wires" of the nerves) with the brain in a way that cannot currently be done. The cornea (front window) can be transplanted in cases of severe scarring from trauma. ...Read more

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Eye injury (Tip)

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

Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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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. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eye injury (Tip)

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 or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
Monthly
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Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Blunt force injury can cause traumatic cataracts but does not cause cataracts every time. ...Read more

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What eye injury would need an eye patch?

Most: The majority of eye injuries would need an eye patch at some point in the treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect your lazy eye
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Get an annual eye exam
Yearly
If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
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Could a cornea eye abrasion heal by itself?

Could a cornea eye abrasion heal by itself?

Yes: If the abrasion does not get infected, it will heal in a day or two. If it is not better by then, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is heterochromia affected by eye injuries?

Is heterochromia affected by eye injuries?

Can be: Heterochromia--eyes of different colors_ can result from eye trauma with disruption of the iris pigment. The condition can, however, be congenital as well. Changes in the perceived color of the iris may also result in corneal opacities that mute the iris pigment ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover your eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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Can eye strain cause any permanent eye damage?

Can eye strain cause any permanent eye damage?

No: Eye strain can cause fatigue, headaches, irritated eyes and so forth. This gets better when you get your proper glasses. ...Read more

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Can lasik eye surgery accidentally damage your eyes?

Can lasik eye surgery accidentally damage your eyes?

Rare: All surgery including lasik carries some degress of risk. Lasik certainly has among the lowest percentage of risk. There have however been no cases of blindness reported in millions of eyes done and the reported problems are quite minor and should not prevent you from having the procedure if you are otherwise a good candidate. ...Read more

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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
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Do not use someone else's eye drops
Once
Dr. Oscar Novick
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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)

Any mechanical assault to the eye whether blunt or penetrating may be chemical or from radiation that results in alteration(s) in the normal ...Read more