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hey my wife got hit in the eye by tree limb she was on a golfcart and the limb got whiped back and hit her in the eye .it is swolen and her vision in that eye is like seeing through a fog
we put ice on it about 1 hour ago didnt know if we should go to the hospital or not
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If the tree branch hit her with her with her eye open she could easily have a corneal abrasion. Corneal abrasions are very painful, and also cause blurred vision if the abrasion overlies the pupil. The second consideration is that if the impact was hard enough, there could be additional ocular injury. What concerns me is that your wife's blurry vision is like seeing through a fog. So the safest thing would be for her to go to an urgent care medical facility, unless you have an ophthalmologist, you can call on for advice tonight. At an emergency department, the physician will be able to determine the extent of her injury. Most emergency facilities have an ophthalmologist on call. The good news is that in the vast majority of cases like this everything usually gets back to normal. It just needs the proper treatment, and that can't really be established until a proper physical examination is done. Does that make sense?
so we should go to a urgent care or er what your advice
she says it like a white fog and a little blurry
not painful now
Either a hospital emergency room, or freestanding urgent care facility would be able to provide the services your wife needs. However, the best situation would be for her to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. Do you have any other questions about this that I may answer for you?
would it be ok to wait till morning to see her regular eye doctor or better to go now to the er
Well, since you have said she is not in pain, and now you say it is just a little bit blurry, I think it would be okay to wait until tomorrow morning to see her regular eye Doctor's. But please don't delay beyond tomorrow, because it's remotely possible that she has enough of a bruise to require some medical management. I hope this has helped you tonight. If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to ask.
she says the vision is better than when it happened
Well that is certainly a good sign. Do you have any other questions?
she says the vision is better now than it was 30 minutes ago
Great, I'm glad that things seem to be improving. Is anything else I can answer for you?
she says her vision is better than it was 30 minutes ago
May I answer anything else for you?
sorry about that it wasnt coming up on my screen
no thanks for your time
No problem, I have some of those same issues all the time. I just want to make sure that I have answered all of your questions so that you can check out and give me a positive rating
I'll switch over to the Q&A section so that you can rate my help to you this evening. Please extend my best wishes to your wife.