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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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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 a bloodshot eye if no trauma?

What causes a bloodshot eye if no trauma?

Many causes: There are many potential causes of red eyes unrelated to to trauma. These include ocular surfaces conditions such as dry eyes, blepharitis and allergies, although there are other potential causes as well. A thorough eye examination can shed some light on the issue. ...Read more

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In what way does trauma cause eye pain or swollen eyes?

In what way does trauma cause eye pain or swollen eyes?

Many answers: Pain and swelling can result from tissue injury. Inflammation of the interior eye contetnts will cause pain to light exposure . Pain from a corneal abrasion in obvious. Sweiiling results from blood vessels becoming "leaky" allowing healing cells from the blood stream to get to the damaged tissue to promote healing. ...Read more

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What common eye injuries can cause a feeling of "deep eye pain"?

What common eye injuries can cause a feeling of "deep eye pain"?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What can cause a black eye?

What can cause a black eye?

Contusion, clotting: A black eye is bleeding under the skin around the eye. Most commonly it is due to a hit to the eye frequently from a fist but other objects can do this. Rarely a blood clotting problem can cause bleeding in this area with a black eye as the result. See your ophthalmologist if the vision is disturbed or you suspect major tissue damage like an orbital bone fracture. ...Read more

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What causes goopy eye from a cold?

What causes goopy eye from a cold?

Infection: Your body reacts to certain situations by creating mucus. Green or yellow mucus indicates bacterial infection. Clear thin, discharge with infection is caused by a virus. Thick white or clear discharge is usually due to allergy. There are lymph nodes and raised areas inside the lids called papillae and follicles that help the eye md determine the exact cause. Rinsing eyes helps, sometimes drops nec. ...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

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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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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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21 y/o son left eye recently turns in, and eye lid is puffy. No history of trauma. No pain in eye or headache. What should be be looking for? Thanks

Eye muscle: Deviation or turning in of the eye means muscle weakness or nerve damage and the problem could be in the eye itself or the brain. Since the eye is puffy, i recommend that he see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What type of head injury causes vision in one eye to be different?

What type of head injury causes vision in one eye to be different?

Optic nerve injury: If the vision in only one eye is affected this can be explained by anatomy. Usually it means damage to the optic nerve from the back of the eyeball to the place in the middle of the skull where the two nerves cross (chiasm). This can arise from injury such as an optic canal fracture causing traumatic optic neuropathy affecting only on eye. ...Read more

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Does a brain injury cause a bloodshot and irritated eye?

Does a brain injury cause a bloodshot and irritated eye?

Depends: If the brain injury included a basal skull fracture, something called a carotid cavernous sinus fistula can form which commonly gets mistaken for a simple red eye. Another possibility is that the blink reflex has been somehow blunted from the brain injury, and the eye is red due to dryness and exposure. ...Read more

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Hyphema in eye and blurred vision. What causes this?

Hyphema in eye and blurred vision. What causes this?

Media opacity: The blood interferes with your vision but many other structure can be affected. You need to see or ask an ophthalmologist who has examined you for the exact cause. ...Read more

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What could cause a yellow bump in corner of eye?

What could cause a yellow bump in corner of eye?

Oil gland: A stopped up oil gland is usually the culprit and can be removed by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes read dilated vessels in a child's eyes, looking like pink eye?

What causes read dilated vessels in a child's eyes, looking like pink eye?

Lots of choices: Assuming it's not actually an infection, the next most likely would be an irritating foreign body or allergies. Could be a variety of other conditions, some of which are serious, so if it persists, a real exam would be the way to go. ...Read more

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What could cause the pupil of your eye to turn white? Also, would it cause blindness?

What could cause the pupil of your eye to turn white? Also, would it cause blindness?

Exam: If your pupil has truly turned white, you need an immediate examination. Lots of things can do this and none of them are particularly good. ...Read more

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What are some probable reasons for my eye floaters?

What are some probable reasons for my eye floaters?

Vitreous floater: You most probably have a vitreous floater. The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing your "dirt" floater. This can also reult in a retinal tear or detachment you should see your eye doctor to check the retina for this or hemorrhage (blood). ...Read more

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What causes a red discharge/'mucus from the eye?

What causes a red discharge/'mucus from the eye?

Conjunctivitis: May be inflammation or infection. Try artificial tears and warm compresses 15 mon 3 times a day for the next few days. If not better or if you vision becomes affected please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my blurry eye vision? Any meds cause blurry vision?

What could be the cause of my blurry eye vision? Any meds cause blurry vision?

Many things: Some medication can cause blurriness. There are too many things to list that can cause blurriness, i'd def see an eye md to find out the cause. ...Read more

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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