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Best Eye Trauma Treatment
Depends on injury: The treatment and prognosis will depend on the nature and location of the injury. Injuries can range from superficial scratches to rupture of the eyeball. Blunt trauma tends to cause inflammation, bleeding, and bruising of the eye tissues, as well as fractures of the bones around the eye. Sharp trauma tends to cause abrasions and lacerations. Any eye injury should be immediately checked by a md. ...Read more
Seek help: Depression or adjustment disorder with deptessed mood is common after such events especially when it's hard to com to terms with. Psychotherapy should be helpfull in dealing with the trauma. If that doesn't help you may need antidepressant medications. I hope severe eye trauma did not involve your brain, as that itself can be cause of depression and may not respond to psychotherapy alone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood in eye: Blood in the white part of the eye (sclera) is known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It can occur after plastic surgery and usually resolves on its own with time. If there is any eye pain or visual changes associated with it, be sure to see your eye doctor immediately. Make sure your plastic surgeon is aware of the presence of this as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Harmful: Severe eye trauma can cause orbital fractures, ruptured globes, traumatic optic neuropathy or avulsion, hyphemas, angle recession glaucoma, macular holes, retinal tears or dialyses, cataracts or zonular dehiscence, traumatic iritis, corneal abrasions, iris sphincter tears, commotio or heme, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tearing after trauma: The eye tears when it's irritated. This can occur immediately from dirt or a scratch on the surface of the eye. It can be sensitive to light and tear the next day from a bruise of the eye as well. If something is poking the eye like an eyelash the eye can tear. Finally, if the eye is having trouble closing it can dry out and tear. Most often, tearing from trauma is transient. ...Read more
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