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I got punch in the eye yesterday, and when it happened I saw a white flashes. What does that mean?

I got punch in the eye yesterday, and when it happened I saw a white flashes. What does that mean?

White flashes: White flashes of light seen after being punched in the eye are due to a sudden change in the shape of the eye that can cause the gel in the eye (the vitreous) to pull on the retina (back film of eye which is an extension of brain tissue). Alternatively a sudden change in blood pressure in the eye can also cause one to see white flashes of lights. If persists, see eyeMD. If high Rx, see eyeMD ASAP ...Read more

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What to do if I got punched in the eye the other night?

What to do if I got punched in the eye the other night?

See Eye MD: You should see an ophthalmologist to evaluate for possible injury to your eye. ...Read more

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I just got punched in the eye is this going to cause a anurysm I'm really scared?

I just got punched in the eye is this going to cause a anurysm I'm really scared?

No: This will not cause an aneurysm. However, you should see an ophthalmologist to rule out damage to your anterior segment and the RETINA. You want to make sure you did not get a retinal tear or dialysis that could lead to a retinal detachment. Also, damage to the angle could lead to glaucoma many years latter. ...Read more

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What should I use if I got punched in the eye in sleep?

What should I use if I got punched in the eye in sleep?

Punched in the eye: Unless you experience change in vision or a sensation of irritation, which may indicate an abrasion of your cornea, no further evaluation or treatment is needed. ...Read more

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How do I make this very noticeable vien under my left eye go away? Will it go by itself? People always ask me did I get punched in the eye : (

How do I make this very noticeable vien under my left eye go away? Will it go by itself? People always ask me did I get punched in the eye : (

ProbablyWon'tGoAway: You should go to a plastic/cosmetic surgeon who will be able to advise you (like maybe use a laser, thermal device or other form of vein removal).Not cheap. Makeup is cheaper and justifiable in your case. And in response to those questions, say"yes, I got punched in the eye, but the other guy is unconscious and in the hospital. You gotta problem with that? "-or-"Yeah, you want one? "or"No, it's a tumor. ...Read more

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I was punched in the eye two weeks ago my swellness went down but my eye still red in the corner but I can see very clear how do I treat this?

I was punched in the eye two weeks ago my swellness went down but my eye still red in the corner but I can see very clear how do I treat this?

Observation.: If your vision is unchanged and the swelling is getting better, this sounds like a residual hemorrhage under the membrane that covers the sclera or white part of the eye. It should get better over the next week or two and may get yellow first as the blood breaks down to hemoglobin. If there is no improvement in the next couple of weeks, get it checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see blood after being punched in the eye? It's slowly fading away but there's a small spot that prevents me from seeing

Is it normal to see blood after being punched in the eye? It's slowly fading away but there's a small spot that prevents me from seeing

See doc now: If you have had eye trauma, and you actually have vision changes such as not being able to see in part of your visual field, you need to see an ophthalmologist immediately, as in today. You may have to go through an er to see one. Hopefully nothing needs to be done, but sometimes an immediate procedure is required. ...Read more

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Woke up 2wks ago felt like I was punched in the eye. Dull pain since, OTC meds help. Now my eye is red on the inside where it hurts. Emergency?

Woke up 2wks ago felt like I was punched in the eye. Dull pain since, OTC meds help. Now my eye is red on the inside where it hurts. Emergency?

Yes: With only the information you give, I would have to say yes. There are several possible nonemergent conditions that could cause this, but there are also conditions that are emergencies. So go now to rule out emergency conditions like angle closure glaucoma, foreign body, etc. ...Read more

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Was punch in the eye/nose. Have a black eye (4-5 days now). How long before all the swollen is complete gone. What time frame should I be worried?

Was punch in the eye/nose. Have a black eye (4-5 days now). How long before all the swollen is complete gone. What time frame should I be worried?

Takes few wks: Will take a month or so to clear all blood to disappear. Once you checked by your doctor for eye injuries and nasal fractures you don't have to worry and avoid another similar episode ...Read more

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I was punched in the eye 3 weeks ago. I have a busted blood vessel in my eye that hasn't went away yet. Will it go away????

I was punched in the eye 3 weeks ago. I have a busted blood vessel in my eye that hasn't went away yet. Will it go away????

Ruptured vessel: Assuming you are correct and only a burst blood vessel all the damage that was occurred, the body will take care of the blood vessel and it should completely go away. It can take a few weeks. ...Read more

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My wife has puffiness under her eye like she got punched in the eye and she is itching in her hands and feet as lot.?

My wife has puffiness under her eye like she got punched in the eye and she is itching in her hands and feet as lot.?

Allergy response: It sounds like she has allergic reaction. The puffiness around the eye and itch else where most likely reaction to some allergen. Take some kind allergy Med like Zyrgan or Claritin (loratadine) may help with her symptoms. She can wash her closed eye with cold water or ice it. If it's still persist after a few days then she needs to visit a doctor. ...Read more

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I was punched in the eye during my boxing class today. I don't have blurred vision and my pupil has not changed but feel pain and have redness?

I was punched in the eye during my boxing class today. I don't have blurred vision and my pupil has not changed but feel pain and have redness?

Rest and get exam: Get full exam by a physician to make sure that you do not have a ruptured globe, hyphen, concussion, etc.
A physician will ensure eye movement is intact, look for any corneal abrasion & rule out a tripod fracture as well. A black eye is definitely to expected in a sport like boxing but the risks to your eyes and brain are real and need to be considered when you pursue boxing. ...Read more

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Got punched in my eye and now it lookd like I got a busted blood vesselI it really looks bad?

Got punched in my eye and now it lookd like I got a busted blood vesselI it really looks bad?

Blood in eyeball: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is bleeding over the white part of the eye and can be related to injury or trauma. It usually is self-limiting so that it goes away with time alone. ...Read more

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Over 2 months ago I was punched under my eye now the black eye has faded a little but still there. Will it ever go away?

Over 2 months ago I was punched under my eye now the black eye has faded a little but still there. Will it ever go away?

It should: Two months is a little long, but it should still continue fading until it disappears over the next 3-4 months. If its still there at 6 months, see you primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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It's going on 3 weeks since I have been punched in my eye the redness in my eye is going away but it's going slowly what can I use?

It's going on 3 weeks since I have been punched in my eye the redness in my eye is going away but it's going slowly what can I use?

Nothing: You most likely have a bleeding outside the eye ball itself (subconjunctival hemorrhage). Hemorrhages like that usually resolve without treatment. You don't need to do anything as long as your vision is not affected and have no other ocular symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a punch break an eye socket or fracture a skull in tae kwon do practice?

Can a punch break an eye socket or fracture a skull in tae kwon do practice?

Of course: Any martial arts technique executed a certain way has the potential to result in serious bodily injury, including bone fractures. Be careful and train smart. ...Read more

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My eye is red and it feels like someone punched me in the eye. What is it?

My eye is red and it feels like someone punched me in the eye. What is it?

Dry Eyes/MGD Likely: Dry eyes ; mgd meibomian gland dysfunction most common cause for red eyes and eye discomfort. There are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) ; artificial tears ; move up a "ladder approach" to antibiotic cream, otc artificial tears. More info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye. Html
i hope it helps! ...Read more

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How can punching the eye affect eyeball?

How can punching the eye affect eyeball?

Quite possible.: You could sustain detachment of the retina; a hyphema (bleeding btwn cornea & iris), an orbital blow out fracture, changes in vision (cloudy, blurred or double vision) & injury to the iris. See opthamologist. ...Read more

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If somebody punched you in the eye or you got hit with a brick in the eye. Could that cause glaucoma?

If somebody punched you in the eye or you got hit with a brick in the eye. Could that cause glaucoma?

Sometimes: Especially if there is bleeding inside the eye (hyphema), there can be a tear is the aqueous humor drains which can then scar and cause the pressure to elevate inside the eye, leading to glaucoma. This kind of trauma requires regular follow up with an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). ...Read more

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I was punched straight in the eye so hard. A day after, I've been seeing white flashes of light in the outer right corner of my r eye but no floaters?

I was punched straight in the eye so hard. A day after, I've been seeing white flashes of light in the outer right corner of my r eye but no floaters?

Retinal traction?: This could be a sign that the retina has sustained some damage or has some traction on it from the vitreous gel. A dilated eye exam would be a really good idea as soon as possible to rule out a retinal tear. ...Read more

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Hi my left eye is in a little bit hurt. I feel like I got punch on my left eye. And then when I closed my eye is getting a mild pain.

Hi my left eye is in a little bit hurt. I feel like I got punch on my left eye. And then when I closed my eye is getting a mild pain.

See eye doctor ASAP: The info is too scanty to give a reasonable answer. But two things come to mind: (a) dry eyes for which artificial tear may help (b) glaucoma which may lead to blindness if gone untreated. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice please! I got punched right in my eye! It's swollen almost shut, I have a bump under eye and it's whole red and painful! What shoul I do?

Can you give me advice please! I got punched right in my eye! It's swollen almost shut, I have a bump under eye and it's whole red and painful! What shoul I do?

Exam: Get an exam by ophthalmologist. You may have orbital fracture or injury to the globe (eye ball). Use cool compresses to limit swelling. ...Read more

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Got punched on my left eye (over my glasses; blunt trauma) at the age of 15.Now I developed vitreous deg n lattice was detected. Any correlation?

Got punched on my left eye (over my glasses; blunt trauma) at the age of 15.Now I developed vitreous deg n lattice was detected. Any correlation?

Not related: I doubt a relationship exists between the remote history of blunt no ocular trauma and your vitreous syneresis. Lattice degeneration has an unknown cause and isfound more commonly in myopic people. ...Read more

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I was punched in the nose/eye and blew my nose after and my eye puffed up like a balloon.?

Fractured orbit: You likely have a fractured orbital medial wall or orbital floor. With this fracture, your orbit/eyeball is now connected to your sinuses and nose. I tell all my patients with fractured orbital walls and floors to avoid blowing their nose and to sneeze w/ the mouth open. Otherwise, you pump air into your eyeball which can lead to more problems. See your doctor or asap to get a ct. ...Read more