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I was hit in the eye with a baseball. What should I do?

I was hit in the eye with a baseball. What should I do?

Safer than golf: Interestingly, baseball injuries are less likely to injure the actual eyeball than some other balls. Golf balls in particular cause severe trauma to the eye, because they are small enough to fit between the protective bones of the orbit, causing more direct trauma to the eye. Read more

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I got hit in the eye with a line drive playing baseball. What can I do to speed up the recovery?

I got hit in the eye with a line drive playing baseball. What can I do to speed up the recovery?

See an eye doctor: See an eye doctor immediately to rule out orbital fracture, traumatic angle recession (risk factor for glaucoma), retinal detachment, etc. Do not delay. Read more

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My friend got hit above the eye by a baseball while throwing. He has a swollen lump hanging over his eye. Could it possibly be a blown blood vessel?

My friend got hit above the eye by a baseball while throwing. He has a swollen lump hanging over his eye. Could it possibly be a blown blood vessel?

See details: It is a soft tissue contusion. Blood vessel damage is often a component of a contusion but is not the primary issue. If it persists, he should consider x rays to rule out fracture. Read more

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When is a complete cornea transplant necessary? I got hit in my left eye with a baseball a few years ago. Ever since, my vision in that eye has been increasingly blurry. It's safe to say that I am legally blind in that left eye. I've been told a complete

When is a complete cornea transplant necessary? I got hit in my left eye with a baseball a few years ago. Ever since, my vision in that eye has been increasingly blurry. It's safe to say that I am legally blind in that left eye. I've been told a complete

After: After an injury that you have had you want to have someone look at cataract development and also see if the inside layer of cells are damaged in your cornea and then you would want to have a retinal specialist evaluate your retina to be sure there is no internal damage to the retina prior to having your procedure.
Good luck with your findings and surgery. Read more

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How long will it take for black eyes to form after getting hit between the eyes with baseball?

How long will it take for black eyes to form after getting hit between the eyes with baseball?

1-3 Days: It depends how hard you were hit and how bleeding occurred under the skin. It will then turn yellow-grey and be gone in about 5-7 days. Read more

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What's good for a bruised up eye (black eye)? My friend got hit with a baseball by mistake at a game. What can she put on it? Thanks!

What's good for a bruised up eye (black eye)? My friend got hit with a baseball by mistake at a game. What can she put on it? Thanks!

Any other symptoms?: If vision is good and nothing else seen, simply ice packs (be careful not to get frost bitten) for 5 minute sessions 3-4 times a day for a day or two is a good start. If vision is blurry, best to see an ophthalmologist to make sure there is nothing serious going on like a hemorrage. Same if there is pain. Read more

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2015 I fell hit my head in the edge of the wall, I had a lump the size of a baseball. Years later I feel a lump in the exact same area now it hurts.

2015 I fell hit my head in the edge of the wall, I had a lump the size of a baseball. Years later I feel a lump in the exact same area now it hurts.

See below: It's common to have residual scar tissue that you can feel years after that type of injury. See your physician if you are having worsening pain. Read more

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I got a sunburn on my forehead and now I have a bump that looks like I got hit in the head with a baseball what is this?

I got a sunburn on my forehead and now I have a bump that looks like I got hit in the head with a baseball what is this?

Forehead lump: This swelling, which is not blistering, is unusual after a sunburn, but it appears to be a collection of fluid (edema) and may be akin to Sun poisoning. Apply cool compresses to see if the edema recedes. See your physician if not improved. Read more

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What will happen if you get hit in the head with a baseball bat?

What will happen if you get hit in the head with a baseball bat?

Depends: There are many unknowns here. How hefty was the swing? Were you wearing a cap or helmet" Was the hit on the forehead, the crown, back back or closer to the neck? The answer to these will shed light on whether you get a bump, a bruise, get knocked out, or suffer severe and sometimes lethal internal brain damage. Read more

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Head injury I was hit in the head with a baseball bat about four hours ago and noow I am having nausea, dizziness and heaches. What should I do?

Head injury I was hit in the head with a baseball bat about four hours ago and noow I am having nausea, dizziness and heaches. What should I do?

Go to ER: The safest course of action would be to go to the er and be evaluated. If the physician determines that it is necessary, a ct of the head may be needed to rule out a serious injury. Read more

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