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I hit my head on a car boot 2 and half days ago only got a headache no other symptoms should I be worried about a head injury?

I hit my head on a car boot 2 and half days ago only got a headache no other symptoms should I be worried about a head injury?

Probably not: Since you are asymptomatic 48 hrs. post injury you are most likely in the clear.
If you begin having a severe headache, nausea / emesis or double vision go the the Emergency room immediately ...Read more

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Hit on head by car boot 4 hours ago now bleeding from ear, what shall I do?

Hit on head by car boot 4 hours ago now bleeding from ear, what shall I do?

Bleeding from ear.: Try a cold compress on the ear first, but if that does not suffice, go to see your physician or to the nearest emergency room to be checked out. ...Read more

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Sesamoid pain for 2 yrs- 2 Cortisone shots, boot (stress rxn), and PT. MRI shows nothing. is the pain just in my head?

Sesamoid pain for 2 yrs- 2 Cortisone shots, boot (stress rxn), and PT. MRI shows nothing. is the pain just in my head?

We cant say that: Sesamoiditis is usually caused by increased pressure on the Sesamoids and associated with dull aching pain.Treated with limit the activity that causes the pain,non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs like naprosyn to relieve pain,soft soled low-healed shoes,use felt cushioning to relieve stress,PT& some times cortisone injections.Pain can get worse by activity.Follow up with your Podiatrist for it ...Read more

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I have a 13x3mm fracture of my medial talar head with associated marrow edema.I have been using crutches and a boot (4wks). How much longer? Thanks!

I have a 13x3mm fracture of my medial talar head with associated marrow edema.I have been using crutches and a boot (4wks). How much longer? Thanks!

Talar fractures R-: -serious fractures,as the trauma 2cause them is not limited 2 just the talas, but 2all adjoining structures. Non wt bearing with gentle ROM @ PT is best until all is healed, best ascertained by CT scan. Follow Ur orthopedic surgeon's advice 2 a T. ...Read more

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I have a lump of the as side of my head & pain (from a car boot lock) and neck pain. Have idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension should I be concerned?

I have a lump of the as side of my head & pain (from a car boot lock) and neck pain. Have idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension should I be concerned?

Should eval trauma: The diagnosis of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension always suggests patients should be careful, particularly when having headaches and changes in vision. While the trauma seems to have caused the symptoms, it would still be wise to be evaluated to ensure it's not masking any potential aggravation of the IIH. ...Read more

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How to pass the air puff eye test?

How to pass the air puff eye test?

Glaucoma test: The "air puff" test is just a method to measure the pressure inside your eyeball. High pressures may require additional work up. Without medication or surgical intervention, you cannot lower you eye pressure to "pass" the test. ...Read more

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What to do if i had my eye test the other day..?

Please expand question: What question did you have regarding the test that was done? Let us help you answer what you're worried about. ...Read more

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What kind of eye tests should children regularly get?

What kind of eye tests should children regularly get?

Depends on age: Infants and young children should have their red reflexes checked at routine well visits. Older infants and very young children should be screened for strabismus. Those who are developed enough to read an eye chart should be screened annually for visual acuity. ...Read more

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What kind of eye tests should children regularly get?

What kind of eye tests should children regularly get?

Annual exam: making sure there is no signs of amblyopia (blindness in one eye) and making sure their vision is normal in both eyes. (simple exam with pediatric ophthalmologist) and a dilated fundoscopic exam. ...Read more

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What is the cost of angiography test of eyes in india?

What is the cost of angiography test of eyes in india?

Not on Health Tap: I am sorry but that is a local question that the experts here on this international site cannot possibly answer. This is a question for the physician doing the test there in india. ...Read more

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What is the name of a machine that tests the pressure in the eyes?

What is the name of a machine that tests the pressure in the eyes?

Tonometer: There are several different devices and a few different mechanisms for tools that measure the internal eye pressure. All of them however are called 'tonometer'. This test, best done by an ophthalmologist, will determine whether you have a risk to your vision from elevated pressure. ...Read more

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What is KOH test for eyes?

What is KOH test for eyes?

Fungal test: If the doc suspect fungal infection around the skin of the eye then the test can be performed. ...Read more

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How can I test eye dominance?

How can I test eye dominance?

Which eye dominant?: This is very important in refractive surgery. Line up one's thumb with both eyes open focusing on a distant target. Close the right eye and see if it is still aligned with the thumb. If it is you are right eye dominant if not you will notice it aligned when you close the left eye and you are right eye dominant. ...Read more

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Does cornea eye thickness test hurt?

Does cornea eye thickness test hurt?

No pain: There is a slight stinging from the numbing drop applied before the test. The test touches the center of the cornea with an ultrasonic, tiny probe which you will not feel. One touch is all and the data is recorded. Not a test to be worried about in the least. ...Read more

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What are good ways to test eye dominance?

What are good ways to test eye dominance?

Yes.: Here is how to do it. Take a piece of paper and cut a small hole in it. Using both hands, hold it at arms length and look through the hole at something. While continuing to look, slowly bring the paper to your face. The hole will be around your dominant eye. ...Read more

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What do sph, cyl and axis mean on an eye test?

What do sph, cyl and axis mean on an eye test?

Specific parts of Rx: To expand on dr. Proffitt's answer, sph = sphere; if this is a negative number, the prescription is a myopic or nearsighted prescription and a positive number dictates a farsighted or hyperopic prescription. Cyl = cylinder or the amount or power of the astigmatism correction. Axis is the direction in which the astigmatism correction is placed in the glasses. ...Read more

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What do sph, cyl and axis mean on your eye test?

What do sph, cyl and axis mean on your eye test?

Glasses Rx: Sph is sphere power or the focusing power of the lens. A negative number means you are near sighted and positive is far sightedness. Cyl is cylinder power or the astigmatism correction in the glasses. It is aligned on an axis, the last number. ...Read more

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Where can I get a free eye exam in my local area?

Where can I get a free eye exam in my local area?

Public health clinic: Most larger metropolitan areas have public health clinics or public hospitals at which eye exams can be done for free or a very limited cost. A few ophthalmologists will also give free exams or will negotiate the price if asked. Here is a chance to use your entrepreneural spirit. ...Read more

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Can there be any free, natural vision eye exercises?

Can there be any free, natural vision eye exercises?

Not really: With the exception of some rare conditions, ocular exercises really don't do anything. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what an amsler grid is for on any eye test?

Can you tell me what an amsler grid is for on any eye test?

Amsler Grid: Is 1/4 inch graph paper with a dot on it. With each eye, you stare at the dot and pay attention to the lines. If the lines are missing or not straight, mark the area and call you ophthalmologist. This was described by french ophthalmologist marc amsler. ...Read more

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Can normal eye tests show up if someone suffers from glaucoma?

Can normal eye tests show up if someone suffers from glaucoma?

Complicated: No single test is 100 percent for diagnosing glaucoma. As such, some tests may be normal (ie normal field of vision) while other tests (such as tests of eye structure) can show damage. Glaucoma involves damage to the eye - so if all the tests are normal and the optic nerve looks healthy then by definition that person doesnt have glaucoma (though they may be at high risk for getting it later on). ...Read more

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Can normal eye tests show up if someone suffers from glaucoma?

Can normal eye tests show up if someone suffers from glaucoma?

Routine screening...: for glaucoma should be performed with any type of Eye exam. Typically this will include a vision and an eye pressure. However it is all known that one must look directly at the optic nerve to best assess whether not glaucoma is present. This is not always performed at every eye exam. If there is concern or an increased risk for glaucoma, that should be communicated well at time of visit. ...Read more

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What are some tests i can do at home to measure my eye health?

What are some tests i can do at home to measure my eye health?

Get an exam: The best thing you can do to make sure your eyes are healthy is get them checked. So many diseases of the eye are "silent" that periodic eye exams are well worth the time and money. ...Read more

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Can the multifocal be made from my previous eye refraction test?

Multifocal : Current and latest refraction is always the best. ...Read more

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Can you buy non-prescribed contact lens online without an eye test?

Can you buy non-prescribed contact lens online without an eye test?

Possibly : It would not be safe for your eyes though! you need to ensure proper fit, so they do not damage your eyes or lead to infections. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to wear mascara when you go for an eye test ?

Yes: Should not be a problem unless you have an eyelid issue you want assessed @ that visit. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any free, natural vision eye exercises?

Can you tell me if there are any free, natural vision eye exercises?

There are many: Improving vision to decrease dependence on eyeglasses has been a desire for many years. A variety of exercise programs have been devised to attain that goal. Unfortunately, none of them work and some are quite expensive with no effect on the need for eyeglasses. Save your money. ...Read more