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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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My 13 yr old son got hit in the eye with a soccer ball

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My 13 yr old son got hit in the eye with a soccer ball tonight and is seeing a black dot. On the way home car lights passing by us hurt his eyes He says the black dot is fading
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

Question and answer is just one of the services I offer. I can also provide you with premium services, such as live telephone or skype consultation, at a small additional cost. Let me know if you are interested.

He really needs to see an ophthalmologist right away this morning.

He, at the very least, has some inflammation inside his eye (anterior uveitis) and possibly some bleeding inside his eye (micro hyphema).

He may also have had damage to structures inside his eye (iris, retina etc)

A visit to the ER will only really be useful if there is an ophthalmologist who can come and see him.

Does this make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS