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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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But in a headlock a month and 8 weeks ago.got black eye. Got ct scan no fracture &saw eye doc.have dark discoloration under eye, black head pain. Why?

But in a headlock a month and 8 weeks ago.got black eye. Got ct scan no fracture &saw eye doc.have dark discoloration under eye, black head pain. Why?

Black eye: at least, like any other bruise, will take 6-8 weeks for most people to resolve (=fully disappear). Head pain after neck strain (aka: headlock) can be from persisting spasm of those muscles. May benefit from massage / chiropractic / physical therapy / cool compresses -- depends on you & situation. Hope these point you to next step. ...Read more

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Can head injury cause floaters?

Can head injury cause floaters?

Not by definition: The common term "floater" refers to defects in the gelatinous substance contained in the eye ; occurs due to aging . Floaters have not been described as secondary to head injury. This is not to say that something could not be forcefully detached or traumatized inside the eye after a head injury giving a visual perception of a problem but it wouldn't be called a "floater.". ...Read more

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Can trauma in mva cause black eyes?

Can trauma in mva cause black eyes?

Frequently: If the eyes are hit in a way that the tissues around them bruise, then you will get "black eyes". This is fairly common. ...Read more

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Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more

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What causes a black eye besides eye injury?

What causes a black eye besides eye injury?

Blood or pigment: Classically, a "black eye" is a bruise around the eyeball. This is most often caused by injury but some other causes can be a vascular defect, birth mark, malignancy, altered skin pigmentation. Best to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

MS / injury: Multiple sclerosis is not due to injury. It is affected by genetics, sunlight exposure / vitamin D, and possibly by other factors. The causes are not known with certainty but injury is not one of them! You may find this information about concussions helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion/ Good luck! ...Read more

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I was hit by a blunt object forcefully on the left eye , followed by bleeding from the lid & blur vision what precautions to take avoid driving ?

I was hit by a blunt object forcefully on the left eye , followed by bleeding from the lid & blur vision what precautions to take avoid driving ?

Eye trauna: Based on your description you may be suffering swelling in the retina that could go away, but this could be a symptom of a retinal detachment or dislocated lens in the eye. You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as an emergency. ...Read more

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How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

Coma is a symptom: Head trauma is not brain trauma, both can co-exist. Coma is a symptom secondary to brain trauma, not to simple head trauma. Brain trauma sets up an incredibly complex train of chemical reactions, some of which begin immediately and others may begin years later. ...Read more

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Have I.I.H. Eyes/face on sides of eyes hurt/burn, ear pain. Eyes bloodshot/pale grey lines 1/4" wide, 1/2" from iris of eyes. What is this?

Have I.I.H. Eyes/face on sides of eyes hurt/burn, ear pain. Eyes bloodshot/pale grey lines 1/4" wide, 1/2" from iris of eyes. What is this?

TooLittleInformation: I presume I.I.H.=Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? You seem to be working at offering some technical details, yet are not the more relevant issues, not even a photograph (offering vastly greater detail) is still inadequate information. Not that someone, including you, cannot understand; as Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, relevant required perspectives are far beyond limited physical labels. ...Read more

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Eye injured from trauma, having blurry vision and large pupil. Who should I see?

Eye injured from trauma, having blurry vision and large pupil. Who should I see?

Eye trauma: You should see an ophthalmologist--an eye surgeon / eye md. Depending on the severity of the trauma, they may need to intervene urgently. ...Read more

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Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Unfortunately no: Although we are making strides in tissue transplant techniques and stem cell therapy, we have not advanced to the point of whole eye transplant. The optic nerve, would need to connect its 1.5 million axons (the "wires" of the nerves) with the brain in a way that cannot currently be done. The cornea (front window) can be transplanted in cases of severe scarring from trauma. ...Read more

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Can a child suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off the sofa?

Can a child suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off the sofa?

NO: Retinal hemmorhage requires high velocity back-and-forth motion. Simple impact, especially from the low height of a typical couch cushion to the floor wouldn't do it. There is an extensive scientific literature about this and some controversy about alternative explanations for the bleeding, all too detailed to summarize here. ...Read more

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Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Blunt force injury can cause traumatic cataracts but does not cause cataracts every time. ...Read more

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See black speck in front of eye moving from centre to outer eye. 3 times a day, outside constant?

See black speck in front of eye moving from centre to outer eye.  3 times a day, outside constant?

Seek dilated exam : Doyou have associated flashing lights or curtain covering a segment of your vision? I suggest getting a dilated eye exam by your eye professional. ...Read more

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Hi, I suffereed a head injury 3 days ago where I blacked out upon impact but have no symptoms now. can I drink?

Hi, I suffereed a head injury 3 days ago where I blacked out upon impact but have no symptoms now. can I drink?

Not advised: I would not advise doing so. After a concussion, please have a Neurologic examination with your PCP. Once they have determined that you are well, then they will advise you regarding activities and alcohol consumption. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma, meaning direct hits to the head, or a shockwave to the ...Read more