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HomeAnswersOphthalmology (Eye Care)eye injuryWhat should I do if my eyes are inflamed after a trauma?

I got hit in the eye, and now it is inflamed. Please help.

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Dr. Shikha Gupta

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Published At June 17, 2017
Reviewed AtJuly 5, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have an eye inflammation due to an unintended punch that I received. My eye looks red and swollen. Please let me know some medications for the same.

Answered by Dr. Shikha Gupta

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

If you feel any problems in vision and restricted mobility on one side, you should rush to the emergency room immediately. Get an x-ray of the orbit done on the affected side. Get your intraocular pressure and retina checked by an ophthalmologist. For swelling, you can do a cold compress. For redness, you can use lubricant eye drops, and Amnac (Nepafenac) drops, both thrice a day in the affected eye. But remember, your other eye may also get involved sooner or later. It is known as sympathetic ophthalmitis. So, any difficulty in vision within a year should not be ignored.

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

Thanks for the suggestion. I do not have any vision problem.

Answered by Dr. Shikha Gupta

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You are most welcome. Take care.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shikha Gupta
Dr. Shikha Gupta

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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