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Dr. Scott Goldstein
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Eye Trauma (Overview)

Any mechanical assault to the eye whether blunt or penetrating may be chemical or from radiation that results in alteration (s) in the normal structure/function of the eye.


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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

Dr. Scott Goldstein
139 Doctors shared insights

Eye Trauma (Overview)

Any mechanical assault to the eye whether blunt or penetrating may be chemical or from radiation that results in alteration (s) in the normal structure/function of the eye.


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Eye trauma (Tip)

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
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do not rub your eye
Once
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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

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Eye trauma (Tip)

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 your lazy eye
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Get an annual eye exam
Yearly
If your condition is severe, use low vision aids
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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

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover your eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels separately with hot water
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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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Treating Pink Eye (Checklist)

Wash your hands frequently
Daily
See your doctor to determine if your pink eye is allergic, viral, or bacterial
once
Do not use someone else's eye drops
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Why is there excessive tearing after eye trauma?

Why is there excessive tearing after eye trauma?

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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What is the definition or description of: Eye trauma?

What is the definition or description of: Eye trauma?

Injury to eye: Any mechanical assault to the eye whether blunt or penetrating may be chemical or from radiation that results in alteration (s) in the normal structure/function of the eye. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Reduce caffeine intake
once
Reduce alcohol intake
once
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Recurring symptoms from eye trauma last week - please help me!?

Get evaluated: If you have had eye trauma, you need evaluated. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Excessive tearing after eye trauma from piece of rock or dirt in it?

Could be serious: A foreign body in the eye or eye trauma such as a scratch from a foreign object can produce tearing. You need to see your eye doctor right away to treat this problem and determine the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people to regain their vision after having bad eye trauma?

Is it possible for people to regain their vision after having bad eye trauma?

In some cases: This depends on the injury and damage from it. Discuss with the ophthalmologist taking care of the eye. ...Read more

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Eye trauma while wearing contacts. Is that a problem?

Eye trauma while wearing contacts. Is that a problem?

Yes: Regardless of contact lens wear, eye trauma is a problem that can have significant impact on the vision. Additionally if the eye sustained a penetrating injury, contact lenses could introduce certain pathogens that may be more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Eye trauma - I have blood in my eye. Can it wait til tomorrow?

Eye trauma - I have blood in my eye. Can it wait til tomorrow?

Depends: If the blood is on the white part, it is likely to be a broken blood vessel caused by holding your breath like with a sneeze, lifting heavy objects, etc. If the blood is behind the clear window go to the nearest emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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I am feeling nauseous after eye trauma, what do you think it is?

Common: A significant nervous system interaction between the eyes which are richly innervated and other portions of the nervous system exist - especially with the vagus system which deals with stomach nervous innervation. A traumatized eye sends out a lot of nerve impulses which in your case are affecting the vagus and causing nausea. However, I hope you have had your eye evaluated by an ophthalmologist ...Read more

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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 can I do about eye trauma resulting in floater?

What can I do about eye trauma resulting in floater?

Seek medical help: Especially if you have a visual field cut (a region of your vision in one eye that has loss of vision). Traumatic retinal detachment can occur.
The most common eye injury is a corneal abrasion. Very painful, but usually not associated with floaters. ...Read more

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Do you get more eye floaters from serious eye trauma?

Do you get more eye floaters from serious eye trauma?

Yes this is possible: Vitreous floaters or more serious bleeding inside eye or retinal detachment or retinal tears or retinal holes (e.g. Macular hole) may result after injury/contusion to eye. Post-traumatic new floaters should always be examined by an ophthalmologist (eye md) who examines eye trauma patients frequently to detect vision threatening injuries and recommend frequency of future eye exams. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

See eye md: Eye trauma causing a new floater should be examined by an ophthalmologist for possible retinal damage. Make an appointment soon. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling depressed after severe eye trauma?

Why am I feeling depressed after severe eye trauma?

Could be a: Situational depression, but given the fact that you suffered severe injuries to your eye, my guess is that you may be developing post traumatic stress disorder with depression as a result. Either way, you need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist and also see a psychologist for psychotherapy. Best wishes and I hope that you can make the necessary adjustments to lead a happy and meaningful life again in spite of the injuries. ...Read more

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What can I do to combat depression after having severe eye trauma?

What can I do to combat depression after having severe eye trauma?

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 more