Concussion of retina

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Avatar m tn I had a CT scan done at the ER but was never told if I had suffered a concussion. I'm also waiting on the results of an EEG because I've never fainted or had a seizure before in my life. Now I'm experiencing frequent pressure like headaches mainly around my temples, eyes and sides of my head. I get dizzy and feel off balance if I move around too much. I get sharp headache pains from just reading.
Avatar n tn My doctor ordered a CT Scan which showed a berry aneurysm, in light of this, my concussion became secondary. I'm concerned because my balance is getting worse when I first get up from a sitting or laying position, I stumble a bit before I seem to get my feet working. I've noticed that this is occurring more often. Is this just a probable side effect from the concussion?
Avatar m tn E three times - they said it must be post concussion syndrome and to take the recomended daily allowance of standatd painkillers,I did this and no improvenemt came. I went to numerous eye specialists who say my eye is completely fine and i have no detached retina,etc... I have no intellectual difficulty either. Now nine months later i am considering going to a neureoiligist as it is affecting my college life and my work. The type of headache changes from week to week.
Avatar n tn I strongly recommend you see an ophthalmologist right away since something abnormal seems to be going on and I am concerned. Other testing including an OCT of the retina may help to show the problem if there is one. Sometimes seeing the specialist can either help find the problem or help put your mind at ease by letting you know that everying is actually OK but you need to make the appointment to see a board-certified ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
Avatar f tn What you probably have is not concussion but damage to frontal lobe of the brain. Damage to the frontal lobe of the brain causes frontal encephalomalacia. This lobe is associated with mood and memory. Thus any damage to this lobe can lead to long term memory loss, mood swings, talking too much, and energy bursts leading to over activity. Long term complication is chance of schizophrenia. Encephalomalacia is not an illness.
612876 tn?1355518095 Ordinarily, a minor concussion like this just runs its course in 2-4 weeks or so, and there's nothing doctors do in terms of treatment so I wasn't particularly alarmed because I wasn't showing signs of a serious concussion that would warrant a trip to the ED. However, I started noticing something odd and wanted to double-check whether I should be concerned.
Avatar m tn About a year ago specialist investigate my right eye and found a scar in the center of the retina o.This is causing in the past but with increase intensity in the last 8 month pain and periodicly blair vision aswell as decrease vision on my right periferical vision as well as center.Questions. 1 would glasses risolve pain and blair vision at my right eye?. 2 there is a treatment to cure the scar at the retina? 3 periodic strong blairing vision can be associated with the scar ?
Avatar n tn My daughter is 6 and is special needs, she took a tumble at school resulting in a concussion, she was diagnosis shortly there after with Amblyopia, could her fall cause this condition or is it just one of those things that happens ? Thank you !
Avatar n tn How often they occur depends on how much traction the vitreous in the back of the eye is putting on the retina. An infrequent flash is much less worrisome than very frequent flashes especially flashes that occur in daylight and without eye movement.
Avatar m tn I suffered a concussion about 3 weeks ago. I had a CT scan that came back normal. At this point, all of my symptoms are pretty much resolved. My only issue is that my right eye has more floaters than usual and it has an abnormal "heavy" feeling compared to my left. There aren't visual changes (other than the floaters) and I'm not feeling any pain. Just a general and constant feeling of heaviness in my right eye/eye lid, which is not noticeable upon looking at my face.
Avatar m tn You need to get a MRI of the brain. The memory loss could just be due to concussion which at times persists for years and all of a sudden disappears and the person remembers everything. This does not have any long term complications. The person just needs support from family members and has to learn to live with the memory loss. Loss of eyesight can be due to pressure on optic nerve, damage to lens or retina or brain or due to post traumatic stress.
Avatar m tn This may be related to the fall. You need to have a dilated retinal exam by an ophthalmologist. You are at risk for a retina tear or detachment. Dr. O.
Avatar m tn The burning sensation seems to be even behind my ears. I also get a sensation of discomfort in my upper neck, right at the base of the skull, like my head is sinking in and compressing something. I have arthritis with bone spurs at C3-4-5-6-7 and thoracic spine. I don't know if this has something to do with my symptoms or not. I had a brain MRI last month and it was normal. My bloodwork is normal too. Has anyone had these symptoms?
Avatar n tn I am not a doctor, but I believe your son should be taking to see an ophthalmologist (or to the ER) ASAP. It is possible he had damage the retina at the rear of his eye as a result of the sharp blow to his face. Black dots and a subsequent loss of vision means something may be wrong with the retina or optic nerve at the back of his eye. It's important to get this checked out as soon as possible. I am not sure where you are located, but if you are in the US you can visit the website www.
1614777 tn?1298487089 This produces an image of the vitreous and retina, sometimes white spots against black or vice versa and sometimes red hues too. This is normal. Rarely this is due to inflammation. Most floaters never completely disappear. There is no medicine or eye drop that can really cure this. Please consult an eye specialist (take a second opinion) for this. Take care!
Avatar n tn When he suggested me to have the existing lenses explanted due to my complaints, I enquired about the risk of retina detachment. I heard that explanting ReZoom & ReStor lenses is not an easy task. My vision is definitely not as sharp and focussed as before in the last two months. I am not sure if it's due to the floaters or the capsular fibrosis. My eye surgeon said I only developed "mild" capsular fibrosis. My eyes already have so many problems.
Avatar m tn I went to the eye doctor last year and they told me I had lattice degeneration and the doctor told me that if I get a concussion I could lose my sight but I don't believe that. I went to the doctor again in January and they told me it hasn't gotten worse. The doctors said I couldn't play basketball. I haven't ever gotten a concussion while playing basketball. Sadly, I'm the one giving concussions. Does anyone think that the doctors are going overboard with the not being able to play basketball?
233488 tn?1310696703 (I have seen eyes blinded from tennis injuries). Quite some time back a survey was taken of retina surgeons about letting their patients return to full activities after retinal detachment surgery (much more extensive than what your husband had). Almost all retina surgeons allowed full activity after a variable period of time (with the more extensive surgery generally several months).
Avatar n tn Yet, it then completely goes away and returns. My pediatrician suggested the idea of an MRI. Retina specials and Ophthamology test all indicate his eye is fine and are insisting it is not an eye problem. Yet, it is an eye problem because he has pain in only the left eye that sustained the injury and the pain is where the retina holes are. Ophthamology wants to send us to a neurologist and is now suggesting cluster headaches or chronic parosysmal herni crania.
Avatar f tn I had a car accident five months ago in which i received several injuries including a concussion which caused my right pupil to become musch smaller than my left, immedietly after the accident I complained of pain and visual disturbance and my eye was watering almost constantly for a few weeks. I saw an ophthalmologist seven weeks after my accident who said that I had scarring on my retina that she believed to be old and not related to the accident she said the pain was probably neurological.
Avatar m tn Moreover the symptoms you describe are very troubling and I strongly suggest you see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible to see if you have a retinal detachment, retinal tear, vitreous hemorrhage or a type of retina trauma called a retinal dialysis. Additionally if you have any systemic symptoms you should see your personal physician as that injury can cause a concussion, skull fracture, subdural hematoma and other severe injuries. I hope you have also reported this assault to the police.
Avatar m tn Since that time I have visited another retina specialist, reportedly the top one in Greece, who again carried out a dilated eye exam and found nothing wrong with the retina of both eye. He did see the small detachment spot near the fundus of my right eye and told me "Don't know what caused it and don't care - it's there now, forget about it and only come back if you see any changes.
Avatar f tn I realize this is very vague but perhaps you have some general information regarding my question. On two different occasions, with two different ophthalmologists, my husband was told he had a "scar on his eye." Each time the question of head trauma came up (he did fall from a height of about twenty feet years ago, resulting in an undiagnosed concussion -- he experienced nausea and vomiting for several days post-injury -- and back problems).
Avatar n tn Hello~ Ok so first of all, I have had some severe concussions from soccer over the years since I've been playing. The last one, over 2 years ago, involved a cleat and my eye... Ever since I have seen floaters at an alarming rate. After a while I stopped going to emergency rooms after soccer injuries...the last concussion included. I plan on going to the eye doctor over break as my eyes have gotten pretty bad. Is there a point in going?
Avatar n tn Floaters need immediate medical attention of an ophthalmologist because of the risk of the severe retinal detachment, which can cause vision loss. However, there are other causes of floaters which are less severe. The shapes of floaters vary, with effects such as spots, dots, wavy lines, cloud-like shapes, spidery-webs, and other variations. There may be one large floater, or many smaller floaters, or any combination. Floaters may be caused by opaque substances (e.g.
Avatar f tn My left eye is as good as a normal eye but PVD at this age is making me worried a lot, especially because of poor right eye. It has been more than 6 months and five visit to Retina specialist (including one today) confirmed no RT or RD and retina is stable in both eyes. How long for shall I keep visiting the doctor? I am having lots of floaters, sort of creates cloudy cobweb effects. Will they settle down somewhat?
Avatar n tn They are do to the vitreous pulling on the retina as a result of liquification or/and intrinsic weakness/holes/tears/thin areas in the retina itself. All types of eye surgery are progressing with breathtaking speed. There are so many advances in lasers both types and uses that I couldn't single one out as being a huge breakthru.
Avatar f tn Three days ago, I was accidentally hit on the right side of my head by someone's elbow. It was very sore, but did not cause any concussion or injury, so I believed at the time. A day later, my right eye began twitching. (I've never had an issue with this eye before.) I also have quite a bit of tenderness in that spot on my head and pain when I open my mouth wide or use my jaw muscles.
Avatar m tn I had laser surgery 2 days ago to correct a small tear in my retina of my right eye. The retina specialist gave me what I believe to be the numbing drops no more than 2-3 minutes before he started the procedure. During the procedure I could feel very uncomfortable stinging in the back of my eye along with the pressure from him holding the lense in my eyey. I was also seeing very bright Red, White and I belive Green lights when he used the laser.
Avatar n tn The very large majority of ORT come from posterior vitreous detachments (PVD) and are a consequence of normal ageing of the vitreous gel in the back of the eye. Operculated means that the torn part is lifted up and still attaced in one area to the retina. It is somewhat more worrisome because it allows the vitreous to put further traction on the retina. Often the body will seal these holes shut and they donot require laser or freezing cryo-therapy.