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What can I do if I poked my eye with tweezers

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Exam: If you sustained a corneal abrasion or scrape to the eye, it would be painful, watering, red, and difficult to open. Otherwise if it resolves quickly ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Maiysha Clairborne
19 years experience in Family Medicine
See the eye doctor : It is possible that you've injured the protective covering of your eye and have scraped your cornea. This is called a corneal abrasion. If left untrea ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Wouldn't recommend: That. Instead flush out the eye with saline and if not better then see an eye care specialist to examine the ocular surface and under the lids.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
See an eye doctor: You should not poke you eye with tweezers as you can scratch your cornea and that can lead to serious complications.You may have a foreign body in cor ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Tricky ticks: Well it is summertime and the ticks are out, so a bit of prevention is always worthwhile. In your case, remember that there's a natural reflex for the ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Please put down the: tweezers and step away from the magnifying mirror. See your dermatologist for products that help with blackheads and know that pores can look dark if ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
62 years experience in Ophthalmology
Brightness: You must see an ophthalmologist to determine the reason.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Get an eye exam: There could be a persistent or non-healing corneal abrasion, and inflammation of the eye (iritis) may be setting in. You may need antibiotic and anti ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Evaluation: What did the poking? Something that could penetrate the eye? Is the vision disturbed? Are you seeing light flashes or floaters? Is there bleeding? ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Eyeball scratch: Anytime there is a break in the integrity of the skin there is the potential for an infection developing. You can get antibiotic eye drops. If your ha ... Read More
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