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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
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
So this was a while ago but I got hit in the face with a metal baseball bat near the eye socket. I was dizzy and tired with a headache concussion?
Not sure: If you are doing fine now---would not be concerned, but if still getting headaches, would see an md asap. ...Read more
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 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
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
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
My 7 year old son and a baseball hit his eye after it bounced though. He cannot see well at night now almost blind, but can in daytime. What's wrong?
See Eye MD: Take him to an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
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
A baseball hit my right eye & I hv been havin on and off headaches on my right side brain. When I walked into the sun, my right side brain hurts too. Y?
Go to Doctor: You could have a serious head injury. Go now! ...Read more
I was accidently hit in the head with a baseball bat about 20 years ago. Could this have caused an aneurysm?
Aneurysm in brain: Almost certainly not. But discuss with our Dr. Who knows you best. ...Read more
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
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?
My fiance gave me a neck massage and now it feels like someone hit me in the side of the head with a baseball bat should I be concerned?
YES: Get examined and get an x-ray of your cervical spine. ...Read more
My daughter got hit in the head with an baseball bat. Today she didn't really eat layed around all day and now feels hot and complaining she can't brea?
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
How serious is it to get hit in the head with a baseball? Is it just like a bump on the head or is it like life-and-death?
That depends: The answer depends completely on the extent of injury. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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