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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. Herman Hammerstead
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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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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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Does hair traction and sudden movement of head cause retinal tear ( horse shoe tear )?

Does hair traction and sudden movement of head cause retinal tear ( horse shoe tear )?

Hair traction: I have never heard of this occurence so i think if you have any other symptoms such as visual changes you should see your physician. ...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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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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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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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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Knee injury from basketball, what to do?

Knee injury from basketball, what to do?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. If you can take anti inflammatory medications, like aleve, (naproxen) that helps bring down swelling. If you're still concerned after about a week, then you should see an orthopedic knee surgeon, for evaluation. ...Read more

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Knee injury leg tingling, torn cartilage and acl for 5 months what's gonna happen?

Knee injury leg tingling, torn cartilage and acl for 5 months what's gonna happen?

May need sugary : You may need surgery. Depends on your physical therapy and your rehab. These are things you need to discuss with your physician. Have you seen an orthopedic specialist who specializes in the knee ...Read more

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How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

How does an acl(or knee injuries) injury occur when playing basketball?

Planted foot.: Usually, your foot is planted and you make a sudden twist/turn, in a direction that your knee is not built for, causing the ACL to tear. ...Read more

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What causes a black eye besides eye injury?

What causes a black eye besides eye injury?

Blood or pigment: Classically, a "black eye" is a bruise around the eyeball. This is most often caused by injury but some other causes can be a vascular defect, birth mark, malignancy, altered skin pigmentation. Best to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Sir/ma'am, my dad had sports injury that caused PCL tear in the left knee suggest any remedy.

Sir/ma'am, my dad had sports injury that caused PCL tear in the left knee suggest any remedy.

PCL tear: With isolated PCL tear, current recommendations are physical therapy with quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. If he has a concomitant acl tear, he may need a reconstruction of both. If there is pre-existing arthritis with malalignment of his knee, he may require a total knee replacement. It can be a complex algorithm depending on the alignment of his knee and what his x-rays show. ...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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What causes eye burn injuries in welders?

What causes eye burn injuries in welders?

Flash burn: The most common eye problem in welders is uv light burns (similar to sunburn on the skin) to the corneal surface (the cornea is the clear window at the front of the eye). This is why welders wear helmets with dense glass protection. Most flash burns are when they do that 'extra' weld without protection or look accidentally at someone else's welding torch. ...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


Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Definition)

Trauma to one or both eyes. Injuries can include bruises around the eye, bleeding behind the cornea, dislocation of the lens, rupture of the ...Read more