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What Should I Do If I Get Hit In The Eye
Eye trauma: We need to check your vision, pupils, angles, lens and retina. Any trauma to the eye needs to be examined for future risk of damage (glaucoma, cataract, etc). Consult with us or visit me in my office. Visionary Ophthalmology One Central Plaza (On Security Lane) 11300 Rockville Pike Suite 1202, Rockville, MD 20852 301-896-0890; fax: (301) 896-0968 ...Read more
Depends: Did the hit just damage the lids and soft tissue or was the eye struck directly. Check the vision and if good, you can wait a while. Can you move the eye and do you see double. That would need evaluation. So if it seems to be a bruise to the soft tissue around the eye, you can wait but if there is more evident damage, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Rinse rinse rinse: Wash the eye and surrounding area thoroughly with clean, cool water. Wash the surrounding area with soap as well, but don't get soap in your eye too. If you have sterile saline solution (such as for contact lenses), you can use that to irrigate your eye as well. Anytime you have a question about a medication overdose or possible poison, you can call poison control at 800-222-1222. ...Read more
What do you advise if i was hit by a football yesterday in my right eye now i see a black line can someone explain to what happening?
Black line: Sounds like you have a vitreous floater which is a blurred piece "strand" of vitreous (the jelly that fills the eye) floating around in the vision. If the black line is completely black to one side and normal on the other like a "veil", you may have a retinal detachment. may also have a bleed inside the eye. You need examined immediately. Time is of the essence. ...Read more
What to do if I have a hole in my retina. actually, What to do if I have it in both eyes. what are some things I cannot do?
Ice: Put ice on it. However you must make sure that you do not have any broken bones. If persistent see your md. ...Read more
What to do if I have microtropia and I was wondering if my eye got more off centered could What to do if I have surgery to realign it?
Yes: If it got worse, surgery could help make your eyes straighter. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i put clear care in my right eye this morning and it burned! even more. What do I do?
Not directly on eyes: Clear care needs to neutralize with your contact lenses in a case for 6 hours before use. Its hydrogen peroxide and will burn and given you a corneal abrasian if placed directly on your eye. If your eye still hurts, don't wear the contact lens and see an eye doctor right away. Stay out of lenses until eye feels normal again. Good luck. ...Read more
What to do if I do not know how to get the ear drops to absorb because I think I have a lot of wax or something and my ear has been in great pain. whhat should I do?
No. Discuss with : Your eye specialist. Floaters aren't dangerous but are annoying. Make sure that there are no tears in the retina by having a dilated retinal exam. This means getting dilating drops that temporarily blur the vision. Wear protective eyewear which deflects force onto bones around the eye. Get retinal laser to any tears. Be examined regularly. Enjoy your sport. See a retinal specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got hit in the face and i dont want to get a blackeye, what could i do to make it better and what things should i avoid.
Duck next time.: Applying ice or a bag of frozen peas to the area as soon as possible will reduce the amount of bleeding from damaged vessels. This , however, will not remove the blood that has already been leaked into the skin. Heat can be applied after a couple of days to speed the bruise resolution. Anecdotally, some people believe that rubbing pineapple on the area will speed things up. Go figure. ...Read more
Fracture is possible: A head but to the face can cause fractures of the nose, eye socket, cheek or frontal bone. Seek a consultation with a facial trauma surgeon to rule out a fracture. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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