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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

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Dr. Scott Goldstein
138 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.


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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
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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
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

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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 amblyopic eye
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Get annual eye exam
Yearly
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

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
Once
Do not occlude or cover eyes
Once
If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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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
Tell dr the cause of your pink eye (allergic, viral, bacterial)
once
Do not use someone else's eye drops
Once
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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