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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Go to ER!: If your eye is poked with a pencil, serious injury can result. A physician -- preferably an ophthalmologist -- needs to examine your eye to assess an ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Be seen urgently: Such an injury could calls occult damage to the eye that you may not be aware of endless a good examination is done. I would be seen emergently, espe ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Eye Doctor: Because of potential eye injury you should see an ete doctor for a thooorough eye exam to be sure of the extent of injury and the appropriate treatmen ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Luchs
30 years experience LASIK Surgery
Depends: It depends on the nature of the injury. A sub conjunctival hemorrhage may take days or weeks to resolve, while redness from superfical injuries might ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
It depends.: If you got punched or poked with a sharp object yes, the damage can be severe enough for significant vision loss so be careful!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
If poked: In the eye in needs to be examined by an ophthalmologist , this doctor will tell you how to treat to make the redness diminish.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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You must see: Ophthalmologist. Your eyes may have disturbed lubrication function. Ask pharmacist to suggest proper lubrication eye drop until you can get to see doc ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Go to a eye doc!: After getting poked in the eye, it may be difficult to determine the extent of the injury. If it looks serious or the vision has changed go to an oph ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: You need an eye exam. Sometimes you can superficially scratch the surface of your eye and it heals within 24 hours. Continued pain signifies a more ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
27 years experience Ophthalmology
See your doctor: You need to see and eye specialist. But until then you can use artificial tears or ointment (refresh pm) to sooth. Keeping it closed may help also. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Poked eye: Please contact your nearest Eye doctor - she/he will want to see you and your eye as soon as possible. Hope all goes well!

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