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Dr. Scott Goldstein
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Eye Trauma (Overview)

Eye trauma is a condition in which there is a physical or chemical injury to the eye. The injury may range from minor to very severe with loss of vision.


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What sort of disorder is eye trauma?

What sort of disorder is eye trauma?

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 more

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Dr. Scott Goldstein
136 doctors shared insights

Eye Trauma (Overview)

Eye trauma is a condition in which there is a physical or chemical injury to the eye. The injury may range from minor to very severe with loss of vision.


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Injuries (Tip)

Treating Eye Injuries

If something irritating gets in your eye, irrigate it over the sink for at least 5 minutes or more. ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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What are the tests for eye trauma?

What are the tests for eye trauma?

Thorough eye exam: Eye trauma can range from mild to devastating. A thorough eye exam by an ophthalmologist is the best "test" for an injured eye. If necessary, imaging studies such as ultrasound and ct scans can be peformed too. ...Read more

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30 yr old male, subluxated lens in 1 eye, caused by trauma occurred 28 yrs ago. Lens have cataract. Can sight be restored & what is cost of surgery?

30 yr old male, subluxated lens in 1 eye, caused by trauma occurred 28 yrs ago. Lens have cataract. Can sight be restored & what is cost of surgery?

Further evaluation: The vision can be restored after trauma, but a complete examination is needed to determine realistic expectations. If the retina or optic nerve has been damaged, visual recovery may be limited. Since your injury happened at age 2, amblyopia (lazy eye) will probably limit the useful vision in the eye. The surgery for subluxed cataract surgery is difficult but should be covered by insurance. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Tip)

Treating Eye Injuries

Doctor, what sports may increase the chances of having an eye injury? ...See more

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Treating a Lazy Eye (Checklist)

Wear glasses to protect amblyopic eye
96 Hrs, Once for Once
Get annual eye exam
1 Yrs, Yearly for 1 Yrs, Yearly, forever
Use low vision aids if severe
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What is the treatment for eye trauma?

What is the treatment for eye trauma?

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

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What are the tests for eye trauma?

Thorough eye exam: Eye trauma can range from mild to devastating. A thorough eye exam by an ophthalmologist is the best "test" for an injured eye. If necessary, imaging studies such as ultrasound and ct scans can be peformed too. ...Read more