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i was hit in the eye with a baseball what should i do

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor!: Blunt force trauma to the eye can cause significant problems. This includes a retinal tear, a hyphema, iritis, and many other potential problems. Best ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
IT DEPENDS: On how much tissue has been traumatized. If no broken bones and the orbits of the eyes are ok, usually taking a little bit of antiinflammatories and c ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is a soft tissue contusion. Blood vessel damage is often a component of a contusion but is not the primary issue. If it persists, he should conside ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
Not sure: If you are doing fine now---would not be concerned, but if still getting headaches, would see an md asap.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
18 years experience Retinal Surgery
Go now: See an ophthalmologist. If you can't, go to the er.
A female asked:
Dr. Leland Rosenblum
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Traumatic Iritis: You may have traumatic inflammation of the iris/and ciliary body inside your eye (the colored part). You should get a dilated eye exam. Dull constant ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: This may be a concussion of the retina called commotio retina. Sometimes, this may be associated with bleeding in the eye, retinal tears or detachment ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
See eye doctor: If you were hit in the eye, you should see an eye doctor for evaluation, especially if you have symptoms such as pain, redness, blurred vision or floa ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Professional help: Can't diagnose severity of injury to eye and surrounding tissues over the computer. Please see your GP, an Opthalmologist (eye specialist), Urgent Ca ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Concussion: Any time you have a head trauma, I would be very concerned with concussion. Please see your doctor, as these may have repercussion down the road.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: If the double vision was only temporary and everything was back to normal, then most likely everything is ok. If the double vision persists, you may ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Black line: Sounds like you have a vitreous floater which is a blurred piece "strand" of vitreous (the jelly that fills the eye) floating around in the vision. I ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
See your doctor: You need to see and eye specialist. But until then you can use artificial tears or ointment (refresh pm) to sooth. Keeping it closed may help also. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Katz
28 years experience Sports Medicine
Maybe: If you had a loss of consciousness after being hit on the head then yes, you should be seen. If you are having symptoms such as headaches, nausea, Diz ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Rubin
38 years experience Ophthalmology
No: that is the frontal bone and the zygomatic arch. if you have any other questions please send me a virtual consult. Benjamin Rubin, MD
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: Your teeth need to be evaluated and possibly splinted to help promote healing.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: The metal itself is not especially toxic especially from a brief exposure like this. If you're in a situation in which mercury is likely to form compo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Visual loss: warrants urgent medical evaluation. Have you seen an ophthalmologist yet ?
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience Ophthalmology
Safest bet: would be to have an eye exam to make sure the eye is otherwise healthy. Symptoms of pain, light sensitivity, decreased vision, redness would make this ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye trauma: We need to check your vision, pupils, angles, lens and retina. Any trauma to the eye needs to be examined for future risk of damage (glaucoma, catarac ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not w/o big bruise: If you 'just' did it (last 3-4 days) and still have a lot of swelling / bruising in the area, then maybe. Otherwise, it is very suspicious for presenc ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khalid Khan
53 years experience Ophthalmology
Missing cartilage?: Your question is not clear , please describe your condition accurately along with a drawing if possible!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Clean it: Clean the area with water. Avoid soap, o none gets in the eye. Keep the area dry and don't rub it. It should heal on its own in a few days. If the ... Read More
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