hit on the eye!

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  1. notujoo

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    today i got hit on the eye with a tennis ball! the ball hit me while i was volleying. it my naked eye. you think its going to be okay? you could see my blood vessels and some fuzz from the ball
     
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  2. Midlife crisis

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    There's no way to know without having an eye doctor look at it. Even a very light hit can cause significant damage like a partially detached retina. If you are having any bluriness in vision an hour after getting hit, it's a clear indication you need to have a professional look at it.
     
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  3. Leelord337

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    the same thing happened to Thomas Johanssen. He was out for months with a retinal problem from the incident.

    It also has happened to me before but luckily, how stupid they might look on court, i wear prescription glasses. One time I wore a federer headband to the courts and my friend said loudly as i walked on the court "billy jean"...i've never wore the federer headband again, lol. There are some good qualities by wearing glasses, eye safety. I had the glasses knocked off my face a few times from the ball hitting me, especially in doubles.
     
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  4. notujoo

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    lol. my vision isnt blurred. it just stings when i look to the right
     
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  5. tenn23

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    I was hit in the eye by a tennis ball 2 years ago. It hurt a lot and become really red and vision was blurred (I couldn't keep my eye open for more than two seconds due to pain). After about 30 minutes, my vision was normal. But there was a distinct pain in the back of the eyeball for a day or two after though. I went for a physical 2 days ago, and my vision is 20/13, so that means the incident has not had any lasting effect yet.
     
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  6. iradical18

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    I would go see a doctor ASAP just to be sure.
     
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    I've actually been hit in both eyes at different times. They both happened when practicing, not playing, in the same manner. I was at the net hitting with one person while another person on the baseline hit a hard, fast ball in my direction. I saw the ball coming with my peripheral vision and stuck my racket out, without looking at it, to deflect it. In both cases, the ball nit the top edge of my frame & deflected squarely into my eyeball.

    The first one, my dominant eye, more than 10 yrs ago, was the worst. It hurt so much I could not open the eye for nearly 4 hours. About 1 hour after the incident, I started seeing circular flashes of light. I discovered later that the light flashes occurred whenever I quickly turned my head. Evidently this was a sign of a partial detachment of the retina. An ophthalmologist checked out my eyes and put some solution in my eyes to heal the abrasions on the front of my eye. He indicated that it the retinal problem (the light flashes) worsened, I'd require surgery to re-attach the retina. Fortunately, that never happened.

    The other eye happened just a few years back. It was less severe -- was able to open the eye after 1 hour. The light flashes happened with this injury as well. After more than 10 yrs, I still see partial circles of light at night sometimes. The light flashes are more like long thin crescents now -- but still very noticeable with both eyes.

    My near vision has deteriorated in the past 8-10 yrs. This is due, in large part, to my age. However, the problem is considerably worse in my dominant eye (the one with the greater injury). For sighting thing in the distance, I still use my right eye as my dominant eye. However, for closeup viewing, I sometimes need to close this eye to see more clearly.

    At night, try turning your head rapidly left & right to see if you have any light flash symptoms. It might be more noticeable if you close you eyes. Even if you don't see this symptom, by all means, see an eye specialist.
     
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  8. TennezSport

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    Ball fuzz...........

    You also may have a small piece of ball fuzz in your eye, best get it checked out to be sure. Good luck.

    TennezSport :cool:
     
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  9. SystemicAnomaly

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    My vision blurriness took a couple of years to really manifest itself. If you saw fuzz in your eye, there is undoubtedly some corneal abrasion. Get thee to the ophthalmologist.
     
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  10. notujoo

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    thanks for caring! my poped blood vessels are gone now! and it dosnt hurt n e more
     
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    Uhg. Happened to me tonight. Was goofing off and was hitting a two handed patty cake overhead with a straight on lobbish ball... Missed, hit me square in the right eye. Very painful, but could open the eye right away. Pupil was tiny for a while, and could not focus properly (could see fine with either eye, but couldn't focus with right eye, so it was double vision ish (not too harsh). It's gotten better and I think it's back to normal... but I was worried for a while. Never going to do that again!
     
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    Now you know why you should keep your racquet up. Just put some ice over your eye and rinse with cold water or Visine.
     
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    How long did it take before you could keep that eye open? My right (dominant) eye took nearly 4 hours. Had abrasions on cornea and retina was/is partially detached. Still getting flashes of light at night (see post above).

    A few years after the incident, my near vision in that eye deteriorated.
     
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    That happened to me years ago, got hit on the naked eye. Originally it felt like something was in my eye and I couldn't keep it open, not even for a few seconds. I went to the hospital and had it checked, they were able to flush it but found that I had scratches on my cornea. I had to wear an eye patch for a day and put in drops. It can't hurt to get it checked out, I'm glad I went when it happened to me.
     
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  15. Rickson

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    It could hurt his wallet.
     
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    See what happens when you fool around on a tennis court? :lol:
     
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