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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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I was hit in between the eyes with a baseball. There is some redness and swelling but I'm being told to expect two black eyes. True?

I was hit in between the eyes with a baseball. There is some redness and swelling but I'm being told to expect two black eyes. True?

Yes: The blood from the injury will pass through the tissue around your upper nose and collect in the tissue under each eye. ...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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My boyfriend got hit in the head with a baseball bat in 2003. Can a head injury cause binge drinking.

Yes: Head injuries can lead to changes in personality that may manifest as substance abuse. Unfortunately after 10 years is unlikely that any issues surrounding his head injury will change. I suggest you discuss this with him and possibly see a counselor. ...Read more

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My son is 21mths. He hit back of head 2 days in a row.2nd time he hit size of a baseball was developed. Since then he has bleeding from nose, gums, red spots behind knee neck rt shoulder unknown bruising infections and the worse one was right now I was gonna

My son is 21mths. He hit back of head 2 days in a row.2nd time he hit size of a baseball was developed. Since then he has bleeding from nose, gums, red spots behind knee neck rt shoulder unknown bruising infections and the worse one was right now I was gonna

He needs to see: His pediatrician as soon as possible for evaluation of his blood's ability to clot properly & to determine why he is having bruising & bleeding in areas other than the site of injury. ...Read more

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What to do if I got hit in the eye?

What to do if I got hit in the eye?

Safest bet: Would be to have an eye exam to make sure the eye is otherwise healthy. Symptoms of pain, light sensitivity, decreased vision, redness would make this more urgent. Be well. ...Read more

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Can being hit in the eye improve your vision?

Can being hit in the eye improve your vision?

Depends: Anyone with eye needs to see an ophthalmologist asap. On very rare incident if the injury changes the shape of cornea it may alter the refractive error or astigmatism which may cause improvement of the vision. The bottom line is the person needs to see her/his ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I got hit in the eye? What can I do to treat it?

I got hit in the eye? What can I do to treat it?

Get an eye exam: Depending on the extent of the trauma there may be significant intraocular problems from eye trauma. You need to see an ophthalmologist to make sure you don not need any medical treatment. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I got hit in the eye earlier?

What do you advise if I got hit in the eye earlier?

Eye trauma: We need to check your vision, pupils, angles, lens and retina. Any trauma to the eye needs to be examined for future risk of damage (glaucoma, cataract, etc). Consult with us or visit me in my office. Visionary Ophthalmology One Central Plaza (On Security Lane) 11300 Rockville Pike Suite 1202, Rockville, MD 20852 301-896-0890; fax: (301) 896-0968 ...Read more

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What to do if I hit in the eye, seeing flashing lights?

What to do if I hit in the eye, seeing flashing lights?

Safest bet: Would be to have an eye exam to make sure the eye is otherwise healthy. Flashing lights means there is active traction on the retina. This can lead to retinal tear or detachment. Be well. ...Read more

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Please explain what do you do when you get hit in the eye?

Please explain what do you do when you get hit in the eye?

Wish you had ducked: Depends upon the type of hit. Was it a fist or softball in which case most of the energy will be absorbed by the bone. Ot was it a squash ball or flying debris like a metal fragment. Then the eye could be damaged and needs attention. If you can see well then probably you are OK. If the vision is compromised, or there is pus, or too much swelling, then see your ophthalmologist ...Read more

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I was wondering what do you do when you get hit in the eye?

I was wondering what do you do when you get hit in the eye?

Depends: Did the hit just damage the lids and soft tissue or was the eye struck directly. Check the vision and if good, you can wait a while. Can you move the eye and do you see double. That would need evaluation. So if it seems to be a bruise to the soft tissue around the eye, you can wait but if there is more evident damage, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more