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I fell and crushed the nerve located in my right eyebrow..eyed..head

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Five months ago, I fell and crushed the nerve located in my right eyebrow. The 16 stitches have healed nicely, but my eyesight is off. I see somewhat cross eyed unless I tilt my head to the right. Outwardly, the only damage was to the nerve and a cut along the top of my eyelid, but I also had a great deal of pain along the bone under my eye and on the right side of my nose.....I have headaches everyday, take advil couple times a day. Any thoughts on what I should do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

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Dr. Rick :

It sounds like you damaged more then just the nerve over your eyebrow.


That's what I thought but who do I go see, eye doctor, nerve doctor, ear nose and throat?

Dr. Rick :

You may have damaged one of the nerves or muscles that torque your eye....that is why you can fuse the image by tilting your head.

Dr. Rick :

You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. Sounds crazy, since most folks are considered adults at age 48..... :o)


Can it even be repaired?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Hi. You sure like that pretty green button :) You pressed it a little early.

Depending on what is causing the weakness, is should be able to be repaired or fixed.

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Does that make sense to you?
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Did you get that? A pediatric ophthalmologist. They are experts on muscle balance.

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