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A 51-year-old member asked:

what do you suggest if i was hit with a ball (playing basketball), in the area right next to my eye. is that the temple?

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Dr. Benjamin Rubin
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
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

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