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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Thorough eye exam: Eye trauma can range from mild to devastating. A thorough eye exam by an ophthalmologist is the best "test" for an injured eye. If necessary, imaging ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Injury to eye: If your eye is struck, or penetrated or damaged by external force, it may suffer internal damage which can threaten the sight. Evaluation immediately ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Blindness or zero: Depends on how much trauma.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Goldstein
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Tearing after trauma: The eye tears when it's irritated. This can occur immediately from dirt or a scratch on the surface of the eye. It can be sensitive to light and tear ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Possible emergency: Tiny spots/ordinary eye floaters are very common and usually aren't cause for alarm. But if you see a shower of floaters and spots, sometimes accompan ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not quite yet...: We're getting better but if the brain's visual centers are damaged or the optic nerve is destroyed there currently is no method for repair. If the in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually benign: Broken blood vessels on the surface of the eye (subconjunctival hemorrhages) are very common. They are more common in individuals treated for high blo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unlikely: I believe you mean "styes"? These inflammatory lesions originate from oil glands on the margin of lids called meibomian glands. Rarely, scarring of ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
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 ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
14 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Blunt force injury can cause traumatic cataracts but does not cause cataracts every time.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Occular Melanoma: Please see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eye-melanoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027875. I am not an eye doctor. Did not see this sympto ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Eye strain can cause fatigue, headaches, irritated eyes and so forth. This gets better when you get your proper glasses.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Eye color is a genetic trait. Heavy inflammation or surgical/trauma to the iris (colored part of the eye) can make the color seem to change.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Side effect: Prostaglandin drops can potentially cause increased pigment (darkening around the eye).
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: If the abrasion does not get infected, it will heal in a day or two. If it is not better by then, see an ophthalmologist.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possible: Any sudden jerking movement of the vitreous jelly can loosen it up and cause floaters.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Speck
41 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possibly: Floaters come from vitreous debris or blood floating within the fluid of the interior of the eye. The more serious the injury to the eye, the more li ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possibly: Vitreous detachments can occur spontaneously, or from trauma. Vigorous eye rubbing could possibly cause enough trauma to precipitate a vitreous detach ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
Complex!: What you are describing is a fairly complex procedure. Cataract surgery will restoring your sight. The surgery may or may not be successful in maint ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
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 ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Frequently: If the eyes are hit in a way that the tissues around them bruise, then you will get "black eyes". This is fairly common.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Usually not but if you have floaters, you need to see your eye doctor.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George John
28 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unlikely from LASIK: Floaters are caused by clumping or debris in the vitreous jelly of the eye. Most near sighted individuals and inidviduals over 50 see floaters at some ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Possibly: Red eyes is just a sign of irritation. It is very non-specific and can be caused by numerous etiologies including eye strain. Eye strain leads to dry ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
In general, no.: Although the puffiness can result in blurry vision initially. Several infections can however cause scarring and vision issues these include herpes si ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends on injury: The treatment and prognosis will depend on the nature and location of the injury. Injuries can range from superficial scratches to rupture of the eyeb ... Read More
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