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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. Michael Gabor
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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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What causes eyelids to swell?

What causes eyelids to swell?

Inflammation: Inflammation from any cause may stimulate lid swelling. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. See your eye doctor for evaluation and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Eyelid injury (Tip)

If the eye is impaled do not remove the object. Go the the emergency and let them inspect first ...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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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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Eye problems include drooping eyelids/eye strain. Is this serious?

Eye problems include drooping eyelids/eye strain. Is this serious?

Droopy lids/strain: May be due separate issues. 1-droopy lids due to weak lid muscle (called ptosis). 2-the eye strain due to a need for glasses or reading glasses. --or-- they both could be due to dry eye syndrome, try otc artificial tears 4-6x per day. ...Read more

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Eyelid injury (Tip)

Eyes are precious. If you have a change in the vision from trauma or pus, or pain - see an eyedoc. ...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 your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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Sleep problems/drooping eyelids/eye strain?

Sleep problems/drooping eyelids/eye strain?

Be more precise: Please give more information about each question so we can answer properly each one. You can ask several separate questions. ...Read more

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What causes uneven pupil size after eye injury?

What causes uneven pupil size after eye injury?

Damage: Trauma to the sphincter muscles of the iris can cause a larger pupil after trauma. ...Read more

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Eyelid injury (Tip)

Don't delay evaluation and treatment. It can save your vision. ...See more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
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What does it mean if my one eyelid starts to droop?

What does it mean if my one eyelid starts to droop?

See an eye doctor: New lid droop always needs to be evaluated. Although most of the time it is benign, there may be conditions that have to be addressed. Often, medical or surgical treatment can help, so don't delay seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could minor injury causes scar tissue?

Could minor injury causes scar tissue?

Yes: scar tissue is the response of tissue, skin or organ to a traumatic or inflammatory process that requires healing of the site of injury. The body repairs the damage by filling in a defect and adding strength to the site by producing a fibroblastic response ...Read more

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I have a white bump that's on the inside of my eyelid you have to hold open my upper eyelid to see it and my eye is swollen how is that treatable?

I have a white bump that's on the inside of my eyelid you have to hold open my upper eyelid to see it and my eye is swollen how is that treatable?

Eyelid bump: You didn't say if this bump is new or old. I'm guessing it is new. It could be a foreign body. I recommend you have an examination by a physician. ...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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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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How is cancer of the eyelid treated?

How is cancer of the eyelid treated?

Read below: This depends on the type of cancer. Most cancers are surgically removed from the eyelids quite well if they are caught early enough. However, delay in getting removal or more rare types of cancer can require extensive surgery, radiation and or chemotherapy. ...Read more

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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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