Blunt force eye injuries (such as tennis ball injuries) can affect the entire eye. Because the eye is a closed organ, any sudden impact can cause shock wave effects through the eye. In this case, the shock wave from a tennis ball caused a hemorrhage in the retina and underlying layers.
If you or some you know has questions about eye diseases, problems or conditions please call your local optometrist to schedule an appointment. If specialty care, treatment or surgery is required, please ask to be referred to one of the physicians at Eyecare Medical Group. For more information, visit our website or facebook.com/eyecaremedicalgroup.