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Got blood shot in eyes after an injury. No other symptoms. Cause of concern?

my son fell yesterday running up bleachers at a school gym and slipped on jackets and landed and slammed down on his cartilage part of ear and behind it...acted fine no dizziness and then stayed up and played video games until very late bc no school . he is 10 and then today played again and went to park and played with his dad and today noticed his eyes blood shot and glassy . should i be concerned
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome,

Thanks for your query.

Normally, after a head injury we prefer scheduling a CT scan of the head to rule out all possibilities of any damage internally. But at times we also wait till we observe any symptoms (neuro ictus) like loss of consciousness (LOC), nausea, vomiting, sever headaches, hearing loss, seizures, etc.

The blood shot eyes of your child could also be because of lack of sleep, as you said he stayed up till late. But it could always be best to rule out the worst instead of sitting in the dark with it.

I advise you to get a scan of his head at the earliest.

Wishing you and your family the best. You can write back to us anytime for further inquiries.

Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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