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Is it possible to go blind from getting poked in the eye

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends.: If you got punched or poked with a sharp object yes, the damage can be severe enough for significant vision loss so be careful!
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Dr. Theodore Wu
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Yes...Depending on how severe the injury is.
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: It would have to be very severe trauma.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye injury: Blunt trauma to the eye can cause problems, including corneal abrasion (immediate pain), inflammation in the eye (often delayed onset), cataract, hemo ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
38 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Depends on the level of trauma. A pen can rupture the globe, cause a retinal tear or detachment, create retinal swelling, as well as many other poten ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Below: Symptoms of eye floaters may include: •Spots in your vision that appear as dark specks or knobby, transparent strings of floating material •Spots that ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Not likely: Although you could definitely injure the eye. If this occurs, wash out the eye immediately with water. Then go to the nearest emergency department.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
61 years experience Ophthalmology
Night blind: I do not understand what "like this" means. There is no external eye change with night blindness. True night blindness may not be what you areimplyi ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Chicken pox: Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus can be a complication of chickenpox. Depending on his symptoms- he may need treatment with an antiviral medication or a st ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Pomerance
47 years experience Ophthalmology
Flashes and Floaters: Flashing lights are more often not due to retinal detachment but rather from separation of the vitreous (the gel that fills the eye). If a hole is cre ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Not usually: Most styes do not lead to more serious infections. Treat a stye by applying a warm washclothe to it three or four times per day. If it does not reso ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Most of the time.: A retinal tear, if found early (while the retina is still attached), can be lasered to stabilize it. The laser acts like a staple gun to prevent furt ... Read More
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