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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is called: A tonometer. There are many types of them.
Not enough detail: To help you here, sorry. Repost with more specifics.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer