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do you think i can go blind after a poke to the eye with a pen?

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Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
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 potential problems. Blunt trauman injuries sucha as this require immediate examination.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
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!
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can i go blind after being poked in the eye?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Eye injury: Blunt trauma to the eye can cause problems, including corneal abrasion (immediate pain), inflammation in the eye (often delayed onset), cataract, hemorrhage, retinal bruising, retinal tear, and retinal detachment. Any significant injury to the eye warrants evaluation by an ophthalmologist to rule out and treat complications.

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