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Question:
I took a direct shot in the eye with a tennis ball. It was a hard hit from the other player. I was wearing glasses, which are undamaged, but the next day my eye still aches (on a scale of 1-10 I give it a 2). It feels like a bruise. There is no redness and no vision loss. Should I be concerned?

Answer:
If the eye has pain, it is safest to see a comprehensive ophthalmologist to rule out both internal injury and damage to the eye socket, both of which are common in this situation.

Answered by: Richard G. Shugarman, MD Dr. Richard Shugarman

Categories: Eye Injuries, General Eye Health

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Answered: Nov 23, 2010

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