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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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 »
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: 1. Get an x-ray of the frontotemporal region... Read Full »
I had a scar on my right eyelid, and it was removed using a laser treatment without eye covers. Will it affect my eyes?
Query: Hello doctor,I had a scar on my right eyelid, and it was removed. It was exactly in the middle of my eyelid, and my iris was right under it when I closed my eyes. The doctor told me not to worry, and they did a light laser over it. They did not use eye covers. Now I am worried about how it will affe... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your query and understand your concern.From your description, I understand they treated the scar with a laser. Then the laser went just to the skin of the eyelid and did not enter the eye. If the laser enters the eye by any chance, you will feel something wro... 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 o... Read Full »
I accidentally sprayed a green-blue gas duster on the eyes, but I do not have any injuries or problem with my eyesight. Will it affect my eyes?
Query: Hi doctor, I accidentally sprayed a green-blue gas duster on the eyes. It is a keyboard dust cleaner that contains air and petroleum gas. It does not contain CFC. I rinsed with plenty of water. I do not have any issues with my eyesight. I had a burning sensation that persisted for 30 minutes. Kindl... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I checked on the product, the green-blue gas duster, which is purported to be compressed air. You need not worry as you have washed your eyes with plenty of water and you do not have redness or other signs of physical trauma. An acid or an ... Read Full »
My eyes got hurt. In how many days will it become normal?
Query: Hi doctor, I got hit in my right eye with a ball. I went to a doctor and he prescribed Milflox, Megabrom and Homide eye drops. Also, he said that there is nothing to worry. Now, my pupil looks enlarged. In how many days it will become normal? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eye trauma can have various manifestations, including small bleed, eye pressure rise and retinal changes.In the acute stage, Homide (Homatropine hydrobromide) is given to relieve muscle spasm that arises due to inflammation. Its effect will get reversed after three days o... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »