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Dr. Ira Katz
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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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Are there surgeries to repair eye injury in the fovea centralis?

Are there surgeries to repair eye injury in the fovea centralis?

Maybe: The fovea is the most sensitive part of the eye, responsible for sharp detail vision. Macular translocation surgery moves the fovea to another part of the eye in cases of certain macular diseases, but the success rate is mixed, and the surgery is risky. Discuss all options with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are there any surgeries to repair eye injury in the fovea centralis?

Are there any surgeries to repair eye injury in the fovea centralis?

Possibly: The fovea is the most delicate part of the eye. 90% of all vision fibers connect to this tiny area. There are new amazing surgeries to repair conditions like macular holes that once led to blindness, & treatments for wet macular degeneration that would affect the fovea. However, mechanical injury, solar, laser, or welding burns to the fovea would probably be beyond repair w/ current technology. ...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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Should i avoid sexual activity after an eye injury?

Should i avoid sexual activity after an eye injury?

Depends: Depends on the injury, but most injuries would not preclude you from having sexual activity. Some surgeries it is recommended to avoid strenuous activity after for 7-30 days. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my son?

Cold compresses: Not sure the eye injury, but should have it checked out. If it's just tissue edema, then resting, time, cold compresses will help it reabsorb (as long as no underlying medical problems). ...Read more

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I recently suffered severe eye injury and am considering prosthetic. How real do they actually look?

I recently suffered severe eye injury and am considering prosthetic. How real do they actually look?

Very: If you receive a well-fitted prosthetic device from a good ocularist they are stunning. When i train medical students in their clinical exam, we always try to include a monocular patient with a prosthesis - never fails to catch a few students.... Lots of fun. ...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 when working on the car?

How can I prevent eye injuries when working on the car?

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. Wear a mask or goggles designed for welding if needed. ...Read more

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How can I prevent an eye injury when working in the garden?

Alertness, glasses: Most eye injuries in the garden are from branches striking the unprotected eye. So wear safety glasses and be alert. Also take caution around things like lawn mowers and power equipment which may launch something towards your eye. Note also that someone near you could be affected by debris set flying by a lawnmower or cutting machinery like power saws. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about eye injuries, i got something in my eye and can't get it out with tweezers?

Does anyone know about eye injuries, i got something in my eye and can't get it out with tweezers?

See an eye doctor: You should not poke you eye with tweezers as you can scratch your cornea and that can lead to serious complications.You may have a foreign body in cornea and it needs to be removed properly so see an eye doctor or go to er. ...Read more

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What can I do about preventing sports eye injuries?

What can I do about preventing sports eye injuries?

Eye protection: The biggest is to wear eye protection - many sports players do not want to use them but a variety of sports have eye protection - baseball, softball to name a few. ...Read more

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How do I know if my eye injury is bad enough to see a doctor?

Eye injury: Any eye injury should never been taken lightly. Permanent damage is the end result. If you are not sure i would see the eye doctor immedaitely. ...Read more

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How do I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my daughter?

How do I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my daughter?

Swelling from injury: For new injuries, applying cold compresses will help prevent/reduce any swelling if done within the first 48 to 72 hrs. Beyond that, warm application will induce fluid absorption thereby reducing the size of the swelling. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether my eye injury is severe enough to see a doctor?

How can I tell whether my eye injury is severe enough to see a doctor?

Eye injury: Generally any eye injury should be evaluated by an md because your personal evaluation cannot necessarily detect problems that may require treatment. Particularly important to have a prompt evaluation for change in vision, pain, floaters, flashes, bruising, scratchy sensation, double vision, discharges, loss of vision, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Is there a contact that will minimize a scar on my cornea bad eye injury I have a white scar where it healed

Is there a contact that will minimize a scar on my cornea bad eye injury I have a white scar where it healed

Contact : Contact lenses do not permanently change the shape or structure of the eye since they merely float on the tear film of the cornea thus it is not possible to change or remove a corneal scar with them. A surgical procedure would be needed to do that. ...Read more

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Hy doctr I have air bag eye injury m.Not able to see clearly and also my light control muscles r damget of eye?

Hy doctr I have air bag eye injury m.Not able to see clearly and also my light control muscles r damget of eye?

See eye doctor: You need to see a qualified opthalmologist as soon as possible for a thorough exam. You may need eye drops or other treatment. I would do this soon! ...Read more

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What could cause a major eye injury?

What could cause a major eye injury?

Physical/chemical: Major eye injuries are caused by blunt and sharp trauma, with or without globe penetration/rupture. Strong chemicals (e.g. battery acid, lye drain cleaner, etc.) can cause vision threatening eye injuries. Eye protection with safety glasses, goggles, face shields and avoidance of dangerous situations can help prevent work related eye injury. Flush out eyes immediately if splashed, ...Read more

Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Definition)

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


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