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Can you get a possible detached retina from being hit in the head

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: Traumatic tears, dialyses, retinal detachments are possible, also could be higher risk due to underlying retinal predisposing factors such as thinning ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Godley
32 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: Direct blunt force to the eye or force applied to the head can cause a retinal detachment.
Dr. Breno Da rocha lima
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Trauma: Yes, depending of the severity of a trauma to the head, it can lead to a retinal tear and detachment.
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A female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Pretty hard.: But if a diabetic it certainly can occur spontaneously. New flckers of light or new changes in vision would require an exam by an opthalmologist.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
See Eye MD: There are many treatment possibilities for a blind, painful eye. An ophthalmologist can help you with this.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
No: No, MRI will not cause a detached retina.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: An ophthalmologist can diagnose a retinal detachment on exam.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Not sure what you mean by change? But retinal detachment left untreated can lead to blindness and or pthisis (shutting down of the eye and shrinkage) ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: If your blind eye is not aligned with the other one, then this can be improved with surgery or with Botox injections.
A member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Go NOW : You must go now to see an ophthalmologist. If you don't want to lose your eye.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Sure!: Migraine, occipital lobe avm, vitreous separation. But you must get retinal tear/detachment ruled out promptly by ophthalmologist.

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