Q. Is seeing lines and web like things after an accident serious?

Answered by
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jan 04, 2019

Hi doctor,

I recently met an accident and I was wearing a helmet and it was ripped off in two meters and then for around five meters, I was without a helmet. Then after that moment I fell down and saw some lines and web like things. I consulted three doctors and every one is saying that there is no problem in my eyes. So, I even took a brain scan and the result is nothing and this is the third day. Even now I have not got any change. I am still seeing the lines and all. Can you please suggest anything for this? I am highly worried.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

This condition is called eye floaters, this might be a benign condition but in your case, as it popped up just suddenly after eye trauma, I would be going to an eye specialist, as this might be a sign of vitreous or retinal detachment or inflammation in the posterior part of the eye. CT scan will not show anything but they need to do retinoscopy. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you doctor,

I have gone through retinoscopy also, which ended up with nothing. I am waiting for your reply.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

If retinoscopy is fine, I am hoping this is benign, as, if there was a complicated thing, it must have shown up. So, it might be mild inflammation that will go away with time. Continue above medication.

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