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How long does it take for an eye injury to heal?

How long does it take for an eye injury to heal?

Eye injury: Eye injuries vary in there severity and length of recovery. If minor, recovery can be a few days as in a corneal abrasion. If severe, as in a laceration of the eyeball, recovery may never completely recover, particularly in regard of vision. ...Read more

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Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How long does it usually take for an eye injury to fully heal?

How long does it usually take for an eye injury to fully heal?

Variable: Healing after an eye injury depends based on the severity of the injury. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a hyphema (squash ball) eye injury take to heal?

How long will it take for a hyphema (squash ball) eye injury take to heal?

5-7 days critical: This is when re-bleeding can occur, do activity must be extremely limited. After that there could be a few more weeks before things seem healed. Severe injury could even require surgery. A cataract or glaucoma could develop even years later so it is important be be checked at least yearly after such an injury. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a black eye to form as well as other eye injuries?

How long does it take for a black eye to form as well as other eye injuries?

Up to 1 or 2 days: Black eyes may occur quickly with a direct impact to the eye. This happens because there is some bleeding in the soft areas around the eye that cause the darker color. Other injuries that fracture bones like facial and skull fractures bleed more slowly, and it may take a day or two before the black eye appears. ...Read more

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Head/eye injuries - what steps should I take to treat them?

Head/eye injuries - what steps should I take to treat them?

See doctor!: What you are asking depends on severity, extent, location.... Far too broad of a question o be able to answer in a meaningful way! ...Read more

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Is it alright to use marijuana to help heal an eye injury?

Is it alright to use marijuana to help heal an eye injury?

no: Marijuana could allow you to ignore the injury for a while, but any eye injury needs urgent evaluation by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) to treat sight threatening damage. Marijuana has no healing capability. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take to many tylenols (acetaminophen) if you had an eye injury with some blood in the eyeball?

Is it bad to take to many tylenols (acetaminophen) if you had an eye injury with some blood in the eyeball?

No: Tylenol (acetaminophen) should be safe in this setting. Avoiding Aspirin or anti-inflammatories which can promote bleeding would be a wise precaution. Maximum tylenol (acetaminophen) dosing of 2 extra strength every 6 hours, max. 3 grams/day. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye injuries while in the house?

How can I prevent eye injuries while  in the house?

Protective eyewear!: Wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields when you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals, or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes. If you work with hazardous chemicals that could splash into your eyes, know how to flush chemicals out, and know the location of the nearest shower or sink. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye injuries in my workshop?

How can I prevent eye injuries in my workshop?

Eye protection!: Wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields when you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals, or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes. If you work with hazardous chemicals that could splash into your eyes, know how to flush chemicals out, and know the location of the nearest shower or sink. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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