• What can be done for a child whose eye was damaged by a soccer ball?


    Question:

    Hello, I'm from Argentina and my son, who is 13 years old, was knocked with a soccer ball in his right eye and my ophthalmologist said that he lost the vision in 80% of his eye and there's nothing he can do!! What do you recommend? I really want to know if there's anything I can do for my son.


    Answer:

    It sounds like the retina was damaged. If so there is usually nothing that can be done to repair that structure. This is why protection is so important. Protective eye wear is recommended for soccer (football) but is not well accepted by the public.