Hello, and hope you can help me. I was hit in the face 6 weeks ago & have had double vision
when looking up since then; and not seen any improvement to date. A CT scan (carried out 3 weeks ago) has shown no fracture to the orbital floor, but a fracture to the nasal bone (I had a procedure to realign a deviated septum 2 weeks following the injury). To date, I have seen several ophthalmologists
& consultants & have been prescribed antibiotics, eye drops, pain killers & now steroid drops. My eye still has pockets of blood where the white area normally is (it's turning an orange colour now), my eye ball feels like it's aching (and appears sunken), and the area around the bone feels tender & sore. I'm having lots of headaches and my eye feels like it's pulling itself towards my nose. I've explained these symptoms at each follow-up appointment, and am being advised to sit tight as the bruising needs to settle & which is causing the eye to be restricted on movement, especially when looking up. The most recent appointment with the consultant advised that my eye is swollen & there are pockets of fat in the nasal fracture which is causing the double vision. The numbness I experienced in my cheek, upper lip & teeth has improved, with some residual feelings in my teeth remaining. My questions are:
Will the double vision improve by itself without intervention & how long should I wait until I can expect to see improvements?;
What is causing the double vision itself if it's not a fracture to the orbital area?
Should I get seen by another clinic for a second CT scan / treatment?
Would be really grateful for any advice you can give me. Thank you.