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Can trauma to the eye cause a loss of peripheral vision?

Can trauma to the eye cause a loss of peripheral vision?

Yes: Depending on the type of eye trauma and what part of the eye is damaged, there can certainly be loss of peripheral vision. Any new vision loss should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible that macular degeneration be caused by trauma to the eye?

Is it possible that macular degeneration be caused by trauma to the eye?

Not exactly.: Macular degeneration is a progressive degeneration of the macula resulting from age and genetics. Trauma could cause damage or scarring to the macular which would appear like advanced macular degeneration but would not be progressive. ...Read more

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Trauma to the eye 2 weeks ago- diagnosed with a microhyphema and commotio retinae. How long until blurriness goes away/floaters fade- can I workout?

Trauma to the eye 2 weeks ago- diagnosed with a microhyphema and commotio retinae. How long until blurriness goes away/floaters fade- can I workout?

Ophthalmologist: I'm sure you are under the care of an ophthalmologist who is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for such an eye injury. ...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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Why would a blood vessel in the eye break without any trauma to the eye?

Why would a blood vessel in the eye break without any trauma to the eye?

Blood vessel: Blood vessels on the surface of the eye break due to coughing, sneezing, straining. This is called subconjunctival hemorrhage, and is a benign condition. Blood vessels inside the eye may break due to diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, sarcoidosis, sickle cell, hiv, etc. ...Read more

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This is after trauma to the eye with a subconjunctival hemorrhage or spell check..

This is after trauma to the eye with a subconjunctival hemorrhage or spell check..

See a doctor asap: You may have a retinal detachment, which is an eye emergency. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can save your vision. Please visit your emergency department or contact your primary doctor to see if on-call ophthalmology is available in your area. ...Read more

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What would the cause be of bruising under my eye the morning after a fall backwards with no trauma to the eye?

What would the cause be of bruising under my eye the morning after a fall backwards with no trauma to the eye?

Hitting nose or face: If you hit your nose or face, this could cause it. Many times, we are so busy falling that we don’t recall what else could have impacted. Also, if you are being abused, get help. If you fell while intoxicated, talk to your doctor. An isolated impact to the back of your head would not cause bruising to your face ...Read more

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A patient has a reduced vision on the right eyes due to trauma blow on the eye and the optic disc margin has hemorrhage?

A patient has a reduced vision on the right eyes due to trauma blow on the eye and the optic disc margin has hemorrhage?

See Ophtho ASAP: This patient needs to be seen asap by the eye surgeon (ophthalmology) for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a trauma to the eye/forehead and head cause blood clotting in the brain?

Can a trauma to the eye/forehead and head cause blood clotting in the brain?

Yes: Yes, and it also can cause bleeding in a brain and death, if the head trauma severe enough to make you think of a blood clot go to er and get head ct. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump on right side forehead bout an inch below hairline and not visible to the eye it does not move and its tender if touched and you can feel your heartbeat coming through it also skin moves freely over and no recent trauma?

I have a small hard lump on right side forehead bout an inch below hairline and not visible to the eye it does not move and its tender if touched and you can feel your heartbeat coming through it also skin moves freely over and no recent trauma?

Forehead Lump: Tough to say what that may be "over the computer" without examining it. The fact that you can feel your heart beat would point towards it being vascular in nature, but as stated, you would be best served by seeing a Doctor to get an official evaluation, so a definitive diagnosis can be made and any treatment would follow. Good Luck to you. ...Read more

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Can head trauma darken your eye color?

Can head trauma darken your eye color?

Not in my opinion: I know of no mechanism of head trauma affecting the permanent color of your iris. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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

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I woke up with a very black eye on my lid only accompanied by puffiness and it has worsened as the day goes on. I had no known trauma should I see dr?

I woke up with a very black eye on my lid only accompanied by puffiness and it has worsened as the day goes on. I had no known trauma should I see dr?

Trauma?: You may have contused your eye while asleep. In any event I think it wise to consult with your family physician to be sure the eye is not getting worse. ...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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I have soreness around my eye but no trauma, what could be wrong?

I have soreness around my eye but no trauma, what could be wrong?

Sinus: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more