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A 24-year-old male asked:

poked in eye, went to er, found corneal abrasion, but have superior rectus palsy and ptosis, upper eyelid swelling, what could this be?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Let the swelling go: Down first, then see what you look like after following up at the eye doctor. Your poked eye has been traumatized, and your cornea should be healing now. Have your eye doctor make the final diagnosis, not the ER. They are helping you get thru this, and may have mentioned things in their differential diagnosis to help you understand better other eye/ eyelid problems.
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Orbital injury: Something is going on in the superior orbit. Hematoma, foreign body, infection. The orbit needs imaging to see why the levator and superior rectus are not working properly
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Agree, this was a deeper traumatic event!!
Sep 20, 2014

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