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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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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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Whats 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!

Whats 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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