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Headache, haziness and blurring of the eye after head being hit by a ball. Have swelling and concussion. Should I go for CT scan?

I was hit in the head by a line drive during a softball game yesterday around 3:45 PM EST. I initially was okay, aside from the pain from the impact; however, last night I noticed a haziness and/or blurriness to my right eye. The ball hit above the right eyebrow. The swelling and contusion was fairly large up to the hair line. It has since gone down, but the headache is much worse today, I feel tired, and my vision in my right eye seems off. I was told to go in for CT Scan , but I don t want to waste the time of the doctors giving help to more serious injuries. Should I wait it out or go in for the CT Scan?
Asked On : Fri, 15 Jun 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for your query.

Possibly, you could wait for another day and then decide about CT brain.

Since you are already improving, the chance of any internal injury to brain is less. The visual symptoms in your case could also be due to local hematoma around the eyes.

Should you start vomiting or if your headache worsens, you may decide to go for the CT scan early.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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