What happens if your eyeball gets hit?

What happens if your eyeball gets hit?

A blow to the eye can break (fracture) the bones of the eye socket (eye orbit), sinuses, or nose. The fractured bones may puncture the eye, causing bleeding and damage to the eye. A blow to the eye may damage muscles, blood vessels, or nerves. Head, eye, or facial surgery may be needed to repair damage.

How do you know if a temple injury is serious?

A: You should visit an emergency room if you experience serious symptoms, such as:

  1. Decrease in mental status or neurological function.
  2. Numbness or tingling.
  3. Worsening headache.
  4. Prolonged loss of consciousness.
  5. Repetitive vomiting.
  6. Significant neck pain.
  7. Vision loss.

How long does a hit to the eye take to heal?

Minor eye injuries can heal within 1 to 3 days, but more severe eye injuries can take several weeks or months to heal.

Can eye injury heal on its own?

A minor scratch should heal on its own in 1 to 3 days. More severe abrasions may take longer. While your eye heals: Don’t rub your eye.

Is hitting your eye bad?

Trauma to the eye can range from mild, not causing any bad side effects, to severe, threatening the health of the eye. If you are hit in the eye and are concerned that there may be damage, you should seek medical attention.

How do you know if you have damaged your eye?

Signs of an eye injury include: Pain and swelling: Your eye may hurt, especially when you try to open, close or move it. The eye may be sensitive to the touch. Swelling can affect the eyeball, eyelid or entire face.

Do eyes heal quickly?

A corneal abrasion is very painful and causes your eyes to water, and sometimes burn. But the good news is that our eyes are some of the quickest healing tissue in our entire bodies. Some injuries heal in just hours, where a scratch on the skin will take days to heal at best.

How do you heal a damaged eye?

Apply a cold compress, but don’t put pressure on the eye. Take over-the-counter acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) for pain. If there is bruising, bleeding, change in vision, or it hurts when your eye moves, see a doctor right away.