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Truama To The Eye
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
Can blunt trauma to the eye like that from a plastic ball at high velocity cause retinal scarring, even though it did not penetrate at all into 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
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
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
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
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
Inflammation: With trauma can cause eye color change. ...Read more
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
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
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
In some cases: This depends on the injury and damage from it. Discuss with the ophthalmologist taking care of the eye. ...Read more
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
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
See eye dr: Is what I would do......Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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