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What are the tests for eye trauma?

What are the tests for eye trauma?

Thorough eye exam: Eye trauma can range from mild to devastating. A thorough eye exam by an ophthalmologist is the best "test" for an injured eye. If necessary, imaging studies such as ultrasound and ct scans can be peformed too. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Goldstein
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Eye Trauma (Definition)

Any mechanical assault to the eye whether blunt or penetrating may be chemical or from radiation that results in alteration (s) in the normal ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is eye trauma?

What sort of disorder is eye trauma?

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

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Why is there excessive tearing after eye trauma?

Why is there excessive tearing after eye trauma?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Eye trauma?

What is the definition or description of: Eye trauma?

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

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Recurring symptoms from eye trauma last week - please help me!?

Get evaluated: If you have had eye trauma, you need evaluated. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Excessive tearing after eye trauma from piece of rock or dirt in it?

Could be serious: A foreign body in the eye or eye trauma such as a scratch from a foreign object can produce tearing. You need to see your eye doctor right away to treat this problem and determine the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people to regain their vision after having bad eye trauma?

Is it possible for people to regain their vision after having bad eye trauma?

In some cases: This depends on the injury and damage from it. Discuss with the ophthalmologist taking care of the eye. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for eye trauma?

What is the treatment for eye trauma?

Depends on injury: The treatment and prognosis will depend on the nature and location of the injury. Injuries can range from superficial scratches to rupture of the eyeball. Blunt trauma tends to cause inflammation, bleeding, and bruising of the eye tissues, as well as fractures of the bones around the eye. Sharp trauma tends to cause abrasions and lacerations. Any eye injury should be immediately checked by a md. ...Read more

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Eye trauma while wearing contacts. Is that a problem?

Eye trauma while wearing contacts. Is that a problem?

Yes: Regardless of contact lens wear, eye trauma is a problem that can have significant impact on the vision. Additionally if the eye sustained a penetrating injury, contact lenses could introduce certain pathogens that may be more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Eye trauma - I have blood in my eye. Can it wait til tomorrow?

Eye trauma - I have blood in my eye. Can it wait til tomorrow?

Depends: If the blood is on the white part, it is likely to be a broken blood vessel caused by holding your breath like with a sneeze, lifting heavy objects, etc. If the blood is behind the clear window go to the nearest emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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I am feeling nauseous after eye trauma, what do you think it is?

Common: A significant nervous system interaction between the eyes which are richly innervated and other portions of the nervous system exist - especially with the vagus system which deals with stomach nervous innervation. A traumatized eye sends out a lot of nerve impulses which in your case are affecting the vagus and causing nausea. However, I hope you have had your eye evaluated by an ophthalmologist ...Read more

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What can I do about eye trauma resulting in floater?

What can I do about eye trauma resulting in floater?

Seek medical help: Especially if you have a visual field cut (a region of your vision in one eye that has loss of vision). Traumatic retinal detachment can occur.
The most common eye injury is a corneal abrasion. Very painful, but usually not associated with floaters. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

See eye md: Eye trauma causing a new floater should be examined by an ophthalmologist for possible retinal damage. Make an appointment soon. ...Read more

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Do you get more eye floaters from serious eye trauma?

Do you get more eye floaters from serious eye trauma?

Yes this is possible: Vitreous floaters or more serious bleeding inside eye or retinal detachment or retinal tears or retinal holes (e.g. Macular hole) may result after injury/contusion to eye. Post-traumatic new floaters should always be examined by an ophthalmologist (eye md) who examines eye trauma patients frequently to detect vision threatening injuries and recommend frequency of future eye exams. ...Read more

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Why am I feeling depressed after severe eye trauma?

Why am I feeling depressed after severe eye trauma?

Could be a: Situational depression, but given the fact that you suffered severe injuries to your eye, my guess is that you may be developing post traumatic stress disorder with depression as a result. Either way, you need to be evaluated by a psychiatrist and also see a psychologist for psychotherapy. Best wishes and I hope that you can make the necessary adjustments to lead a happy and meaningful life again in spite of the injuries. ...Read more

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What should be applied on postop eye trauma (nosejob), warm or cold compress?

What should be applied on postop eye trauma (nosejob), warm or cold compress?

Cold compress: Generally speaking, whenever you have trauma and swelling, whether post op, or accidental - a cold compress should be applied initially. Warm compresses may feel good, but it will cause vasodilation thereby increasing blood flow to the region, potentially increasing the bleeding and tissue swelling of the injured tissue. Cool compresses will help reduce swelling. Staying upright will also help. ...Read more

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Eye trauma from plastic surgery - I have blood in my eye?

Eye trauma from plastic surgery - I have blood in my eye?

Blood in eye: Blood in the white part of the eye (sclera) is known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage. It can occur after plastic surgery and usually resolves on its own with time. If there is any eye pain or visual changes associated with it, be sure to see your eye doctor immediately. Make sure your plastic surgeon is aware of the presence of this as well. ...Read more

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Eye trauma + contacts. Do I remove them or let ER doctor?

Eye trauma + contacts. Do I remove them or let ER doctor?

Let it be: If the trauma is big enough to go to the er, let the er physician to remove it. You may end up doing more damage when trying to take it out. ...Read more

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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous (jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to combat depression after having severe eye trauma?

What can I do to combat depression after having severe eye trauma?

Seek help: Depression or adjustment disorder with deptessed mood is common after such events especially when it's hard to com to terms with. Psychotherapy should be helpfull in dealing with the trauma. If that doesn't help you may need antidepressant medications. I hope severe eye trauma did not involve your brain, as that itself can be cause of depression and may not respond to psychotherapy alone. ...Read more

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Could you develop ptosis if you received a cut around your eye, or other eye trauma?

Could you develop ptosis if you received a cut around your eye, or other eye trauma?

Yes!: Most likely not, but if the cut was deep enough through the upper lid it could affect the levator muscle or nerve causing ptosis. ...Read more

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I have a subconjunctival hemorrage 3 weeks ago after eye trauma. The spot of blood disappear slowly. Its normal to take more than 3 weeks to resolve?

I have a subconjunctival hemorrage 3 weeks ago after eye trauma. The spot of blood disappear slowly. Its normal to take more than 3 weeks to resolve?

Yes: Large sub conjunctival hemorrhage a may take longer to resolve than smaller ones. Blood thinners may also prolong recovery as well. As long as it is resolving and your eye is otherwise structurally intact, you should be ok. ...Read more

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Eye trauma mydriasis. 1 month used pilocarpine pupil go thalf smaller in size n its reacting to light should continue or stop pilocarpine?

Eye trauma mydriasis. 1 month used pilocarpine pupil go thalf smaller in size n its reacting to light should continue or stop pilocarpine?

Give it 6 months: Most trauma involving nervous and muscle tissue are given six months to maximize recovery. So you have about 5 months to continue the Pilocarpine to get the final effect. It sounds like you are getting recovery already. ...Read more

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6 day black eye. Saw er doc 3-4day. I have a small headache on same side of eye trauma. And small eye discomfort. Is this normal. Headache on one side?

6 day black eye. Saw er doc 3-4day. I have a small headache on same side of eye trauma. And small eye discomfort. Is this normal. Headache on one side?

Post-traumatic HA: Headache is one of the most common symptoms after traumatic head injury. Take NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache control, drink a lot of water, rest and keep headache diary. ...Read more

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Blunt eye trauma 8 years ago, Optic neuritis 6 yrs ago, brain mri clear, vision never fully returned, vision deteriorated since, doc wants new brain mri?

Blunt eye trauma 8 years ago, Optic neuritis 6 yrs ago, brain mri clear, vision never fully returned, vision deteriorated since, doc wants new brain mri?

Optic neuritis: I assume that the ophthalmologist wants to document the extent of optic nerve damage and or inflammation because of your progressive visual deterioration. My guess is that if there is evidence of ongoing active inflammation some treatment will be tried. ...Read more

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Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

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

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Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

No: The eye from the retina back to the lateral geniculate and back to the visual cortex is brain tissue. Central nervous system tissue does not regenerate or heal so a complete eye transplant is not possible. ...Read more

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What is the best non-drug treatment to give a teen recovering from head trauma?

What is the best non-drug treatment to give a teen recovering from head trauma?

Support: Behavioral therapy, occupational and physical therapy including neurostimulation are of help.
You may try omega 3 and vit b complex including linoleic acid as these can be of help. We have used b complex and omega 3 in adhd with good results. ...Read more

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Cause of black eye without trauma?

Cause of black eye without trauma?

Broken blood vessel: These are spontaneous and uncommon. If it recurs, we worry about blood disorders like clotting problems and leukemia. ...Read more

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Can trauma in mva cause black eyes?

Can trauma in mva cause black eyes?

Frequently: If the eyes are hit in a way that the tissues around them bruise, then you will get "black eyes". This is fairly common. ...Read more

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A tiny bit of toothpaste flung in my eye, will it hurt my eye?

A tiny bit of toothpaste flung in my eye, will it hurt my eye?

Not really: Just was eye thoroughly with warm water, and all would be fine. ...Read more

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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