Eye Injury

Eye injuries are acknowledged as a medical emergency in children which requires immediate medical intervention. Sports injuries and injuries from chemicals, toys, and fingernails are the most common causes of eye injuries. Corneal abrasions, hyphema, bruising, chemical burns, foreign bodies, orbital fractures, and eyelid lacerations are the types of eye injuries.

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Are camera flashes bad for the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor,Does taking close selfies on your phone with the flash on, cause any damage to the eyes, if done occasionally?  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it will not cause any damage if done occasionally. It is important to know what kind of light will damage the cells, especially the UV rays and infrared rays. These rays will damage the light-sensitive cells of the retina and will cause a damage to the vision wh...  Read Full »

Why did I have reddish vision after an eye injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Five years back, my eyes got injured by a plastic ball while playing. It was a hard hit. But I got recovered within 2 to 3 days. My eyes became red and I started to have a reddish vision. It took around seven days to get completely healed and after that, I did not have any issues. I did ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As there is no problem right now, then there is nothing to be worried. Most probably, you had blood accumulation under the white of eyes or subconjunctival hemorrhage. You might had bleeding inside of your eyes called hyphema. It got resolved on its own. But if you have...  Read Full »

My daughter poked her finger in my eye, and I got redness on my left eye. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, by chance, poked her finger in my eye and I got a redness on my left eye, in the white portion. I had little pain for ten minutes and now it is better. I put refresh tears in my eyes as they are otherwise always red due to dry eyes. Can I use the same or do you suggest ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may use Acular LS eye (Ketorolac) drops thrice daily as there may be a mild uveitis For your dry eyes, you may use Refresh tears (Carboxymethylcellulose) as you are using. Having said that, kindly share photos so that I may guide you better. Regards. Rev...  Read Full »

My left eye was damaged in an accident 17 years ago. Can anything be done now?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old male. My left eye was damaged in an accident when I was 7 years old. Can any procedure possibly be done now? I did not go for any check-up previously.  Read Full »


Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a phthisical eye. For cosmetic reasons, you can go for an artificial prosthetic eye. If the vision is lost, nothing can be done now. Send high-quality pictures of your eyes for b...  Read Full »

How to treat bruising under the eye caused by trauma?

Query: Hello doctor, I got hit on my cheek by a rock while doing some work. The area under my eye swole up and caused me to have a black eye. Now a whole one year two months later, I still feel the bruising of under eye similar to the look of a black eye. Is there a certain term for this?  Read Full »


Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The certain term for this is the black eye that you have told yourself. This is a particular term (black eye) used for trauma to eye area resulting in blood collection around it. Another term used for it is raccoon eyes or panda eyes as it forms a complete ring aroun...  Read Full »

Is it abnormal for me to see lines and web-like objects after an accident?

Query: 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...  Read Full »


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, 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...  Read Full »

My left upper eyelid is bigger than the right. How to rectify this?

Query: Hello doctor,My left upper eyelid is bigger than the right. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image uploaded by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is not bigger. The condition is known as ptosis, that is, the inability to move your upper lid. How long have you been like that? There are various possibilities: If it is fr...  Read Full »

After getting hit in the eye, I noticed a dark spot. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently hit directly in my eye, and I suddenly started to notice a dark spot during the daytime. It disappeared after about four hours and is now only noticeable in low light conditions such as moonlight. Should I be worried, or will it go away with time?  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptom can be floaters. Blunt trauma to the eye can cause these kinds of symptoms. To be on the safer side, you should visit an ophthalmologist so that retina and vision checkups can be done thoroughly. Also, do cold compression to your eye. That will cause littl...  Read Full »

My daughter got hit above the eye between eyebrow and temple. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter got hit in the head with a wooden swing by my other child. It hit above the eye between eyebrow and temple. She is acting fine. It is very swollen and bruised, like a very large goose egg. Do you think that calls for a trip to the doctor or just more ice packs? It has been abo...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it is an injury around the eye, it may cause congestion in the eyes and secondary infection as well. She also needs analgesics. It is not a small injury to be treated only by ice packs. I suggest you try doing the following: Get an x-ray of the frontotemporal region o...  Read Full »

My eye feels sore even after three days of the accident. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I was hit by a rock while using a lawn mower. The rock hit my eyelid and thumped my eye pretty hard. I always wear eye protection but had removed them as the sun was going down. I have no vision changes and was actually seen by my optometrist after the incident. My question is, is it...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is normal to feel pain if you have experienced trauma. There are two manifestations of trauma. The early manifestations being usually in the form of a bruise over the skin, subconjunctival hemorrhage, an abrasion over epithelium or frank perforation. Two to t...  Read Full »

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