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Does a glassy stare indicate brain damage?

My father aspirated. Then needed a ventilator. He seemed to be heavily sedated. Nurse said it was light sedation. He didnt react to much when tube was put down his throat into his lung. A few times he opened his eyes and had a wide eyed glassy stare with no blinking. Did he have brain damage that caused these symptoms?
Fri, 5 Jun 2020
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Hello,

Regarding your concern, I would explain that his symptoms are suggestive of severe brain damage, which could be caused by hypoxia. I recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical exam. A brain CT scan may be needed.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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Does a glassy stare indicate brain damage?

Hello, Regarding your concern, I would explain that his symptoms are suggestive of severe brain damage, which could be caused by hypoxia. I recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical exam. A brain CT scan may be needed. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist