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My 7 year old had took a hot wheel car to the eye 2 days ago

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My 7 year old had took a hot wheel car to the eye 2 days ago from his 8 year old brother. It left a very red mark on his right eye to the right of his iris..but he said it didn't bother him. So this morning I was looking at it and above his iris/pupil is has what looks like bruising. He still says that it doesn't bother him, and it doesn't appear to lacerated at all. Should I take him in to be seen? We have been using eye drops to keep it clean for the short term..
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I did not witness the incident. They were apparently throwing the hotwheels into the air (this is the story as of right now lol) and trying to catch them, and my older son threw a handful of them up but not striaght up and thats when my 7 year old got hit. They both say it wasnt very hard though..
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 1 year ago

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.... I'm on call this week :(

Good news!

That is a just a subconjunctival hemorrhage -- a bruise on the eyeball. In and of itself it is nothing to worry about, especially if he is not complaining of seeing any flashes of lights, floaters/bugs or having any other visual complaints.

It probably wouldn't hurt to make an appointment to see an ophthalmologist (Eye MD) so that his eye can get a complete exam just to make sure the retina etc is OK but I do not see the need for an emergency exam.

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