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Head Trauma Eye Sunken
After having trauma to the back of the head is it normal to have selling in the eyes and eyelids discoloured?
Get medical attentio: You are describing a contra coup injury to the head that may be serious. You should seek immediate attention to determine if you have sustained a brain injury. ...Read more
I suffered fall trauma, a couple months ago. Hitting above my left eye brow. Had clot in head. Will that heal totally?
Usually reabsorbed: If you had a clot on the surface of the brain, these usually are reabsorbed by your body. In some cases, some blood may remain which can be seen on ct scans. As long as you feel like you are back to normal, there is no need to worry. But if you are having balance problems or persistent headaches, let your doctor know. ...Read more
Get care immediately: This could be very serious, such as bleeding in or near the brain. Get care immediately, even if it means a nightime visit to an emergency room and a call to 911. DO IT RIGHT NOW! ...Read more
Unfortunately no: Although we are making strides in tissue transplant techniques and stem cell therapy, we have not advanced to the point of whole eye transplant. The optic nerve, would need to connect its 1.5 million axons (the "wires" of the nerves) with the brain in a way that cannot currently be done. The cornea (front window) can be transplanted in cases of severe scarring from trauma. ...Read more
My 7 month old Grandson - noticed his eye is bloodshot & looks like a pimple on the white part & bruise on back of his head. Trauma or Infection?
Possible trauma: Seek medical evaluation without delay.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've been dizzy/lightheaded and unbalanced with headaches and frequent eye twitches. No head trauma but is it still likely that I have BPPV?
Experiencing itchy nose and eyes, a stye that is healing now and a clear watery liquid dripping from nose. What could this be? I just moved to a colder climate in norway but the nose dripping scared me. Might this be csf leak? No head trauma.
It very likely is: Simple rhinorrhea: runny nose from allergies, a cold, exposure to cold temperatures such as you suggest. The fact that you also have itchy nose and eyes suggests allergy/hay fever as a cause which would not be unusual when you find yourself in a new environment with new potential antigens/allergens. Consider an OTC antihistamine or begin a steroid nasal spray (Flonase). I wouldn't worry about CSF. ...Read more
ADD & trauma: Add (attention deficit disorder) indicates an inability to concentrate and pay attention due to distractability, caused by the way the nervous system developed. Any injury of force that damages brain cells is likely to further impair concentration and attention. So the answer is yes. ...Read more
Guarded: There are many factors to consider. By definition a severe head injury is one in which the patient is in a coma. They usually have demonstrable damage on the ct/mri scans and frequently have surgery. The mortality in this category is 40-50%. If a patient recovers but then has another severe tbi, this is injury to already injured brain cells. This makes it even more difficult for recovery. ...Read more
Head injury: Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid acceleration or deceleration forces. ...Read more
Possibly: Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion w or w/o loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. Do you have lacerations that need to be sutured or possible fx? ...Read more
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
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
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
Not likely: While there are case reports of major personality changes occuring with some children after severe head injuries, this would be considered a rare occurance. And then probably not technically autism, since you usually will have to show signs of autism as a child to fulfil the true criteria of autism. ...Read more
Itchy scalp: It is unclear what kind of head trauma you have experienced, but abrasions and healing wounds itch and sometimes the return of sensation following nerve injury is heralded by itching. Additionally, if there was bruising or scalp swelling, as this resolves it could be itchy. Finally, if you had surgery, some of the medications or scalp hair treatment could cause this. ...Read more
In some cases: This depends on the injury and damage from it. Discuss with the ophthalmologist taking care of the eye. ...Read more
Tbi is known to cause a constellation of psychiatric and physical s.Sx
please get a brain scan, medical and psych eval also neuropsychological testing. ...Read more
Can an epileptic person, who's 1yr seizure free, have an instant seizure relapse due to major head trauma?
A year without seizures does not guarantee that you will never have another seizure. Head trauma can also cause a seizure. I hope this is already being evaluated and treated by your doctor. If not, see a doctor right away.
You should not be driving or operating heavy machinery for now. Make certain your friends, family, coworkers know about your seizure disorder and recent head trauma. ...Read more