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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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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


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Hit by corner under eye. Under eye is swallowing, I see a deep scratch under lower lid/sclera. Ice packs helps. Eye paining when closing eye. Advice.

Hit by corner under eye. Under eye is swallowing, I see a deep scratch under lower lid/sclera. Ice packs helps. Eye paining when closing eye. Advice.

See your eye doctor: ASAP, meaning oculoplastics surgeon! Eye swelling after being hit can indicate a possible orbital floor fracture & especially if you are seeing a deep scratch. What's behind the scratch is important & u may need orbital xrays or CT scan done to determine the extent of soft tissue/bone injury. If u can't look up, there could be entrapment of fat or eye muscle. May need oral steroids. Don't wait! ...Read more

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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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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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Could poking your eyes with your fingers cause an open globe eye injury?

Could poking your eyes with your fingers cause an open globe eye injury?

Unlikely: The energy required to break open an eye is not typically present with finger poke injuries. We see open globe injuries with assaults with weapons and car accidents. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Consult opthalmologi: Please consult an eye doc ASAP. You will need treatment. It could be Herpes, do you have vesicles(bluster)? Heat pack will not help but cold compressor will be more soothing. feel better! ...Read more

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Corner of left eye cheek bone injury, what to do?

Corner of left eye cheek bone injury, what to do?

Have an exam: An injury in this area should be examined by an ophthalmologist to rule out any serious insult to the eyeball and eyelids. The cheekbone is fairly thick and would take a big blow to fracture it but an exam would be important just in case. Any change in vision, double vision, eyelid swelling, numbness would also be concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Eye injured from trauma, having blurry vision and large pupil. Who should I see?

Eye injured from trauma, having blurry vision and large pupil. Who should I see?

Eye trauma: You should see an ophthalmologist--an eye surgeon / eye md. Depending on the severity of the trauma, they may need to intervene urgently. ...Read more

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Orbit fracture, lower lid lacerations, lower lid avulsion, due to a forced trauma impact.Her eye is extremely irritated and also itches.

Orbit fracture, lower lid lacerations, lower lid avulsion, due to a forced trauma impact.Her eye is extremely irritated and also itches.

Orbital trauma: Can cause many symptoms and she should be following up on all of these issues with her surgeon, just in case the irritation is more then just what resulted from her injury. And itching is normal during the healing phase and some doctors suggest taking antihistamines for this. ...Read more

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I was hit by a blunt object forcefully on the left eye , followed by bleeding from the lid & blur vision what precautions to take avoid driving ?

I was hit by a blunt object forcefully on the left eye , followed by bleeding from the lid & blur vision what precautions to take avoid driving ?

Eye trauna: Based on your description you may be suffering swelling in the retina that could go away, but this could be a symptom of a retinal detachment or dislocated lens in the eye. You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as an emergency. ...Read more

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Does electro cautery near the eye cause blurred vision , discomfort , pulling sensation or ptosis ?

Does electro cautery  near the eye  cause blurred vision , discomfort , pulling sensation or ptosis ?

Possibly: If the electrocautery caused eyelid or eye surface irritation, it could cause these symptoms. Try artificial tears frequently and if no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Sensation of sharp object in eye, hurts to blink or move eye, becomes watery . Most often 1 eye sometimes both. Eye gtts don't help.

Sensation of sharp object in eye, hurts to blink or move eye, becomes watery .  Most often 1 eye sometimes both.  Eye gtts don't help.

Seek treatment: The symptoms you are describing could signify a corneal abrasion, (scratch on the clear part of the eye that lays over the iris), an infection, or iritis, (an inflammation of the iris). I suggest you seek immediate treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain around eye the bone eye lid?

I have pain around eye the bone eye lid?

Pain: Could be a stye or preseptal cellulitis. It is best to have this checked by your local ophthalmologist in case you need antibiotics... ...Read more