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I was hit in the eye with a baseball. What should I do?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Safer than golf

Interestingly, baseball injuries are less likely to injure the actual eyeball than some other balls.
Golf balls in particular cause severe trauma to the eye, because they are small enough to fit between the protective bones of the orbit, causing more direct trauma to the eye.

In brief: Safer than golf

Interestingly, baseball injuries are less likely to injure the actual eyeball than some other balls.
Golf balls in particular cause severe trauma to the eye, because they are small enough to fit between the protective bones of the orbit, causing more direct trauma to the eye.
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Trauma

If bruising around eye, loss of vision, flashes or floaters, eye pain or redness be seen by ophthalmologist.

In brief: Trauma

If bruising around eye, loss of vision, flashes or floaters, eye pain or redness be seen by ophthalmologist.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor!

Blunt force trauma to the eye can cause significant problems.
This includes a retinal tear, a hyphema, iritis, and many other potential problems. Best to see your doctor at your convenience.

In brief: See your doctor!

Blunt force trauma to the eye can cause significant problems.
This includes a retinal tear, a hyphema, iritis, and many other potential problems. Best to see your doctor at your convenience.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Beth Friedland
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See EyeMD, vision

If there is any change in your vision and especially if there is any bruising around the eye or double vision, you should see an ophthalmologist right away.
You may need a ct scan ot other xrays to see if there are any broken orbital bones. There can be late effects from an injury of this type, such as retinal detachment, secondary glaucoma, etc. Be sure to get your eye checked.

In brief: See EyeMD, vision

If there is any change in your vision and especially if there is any bruising around the eye or double vision, you should see an ophthalmologist right away.
You may need a ct scan ot other xrays to see if there are any broken orbital bones. There can be late effects from an injury of this type, such as retinal detachment, secondary glaucoma, etc. Be sure to get your eye checked.
Dr. Beth Friedland
Dr. Beth Friedland
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