A 30-year-old male asked:
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i got a foreign particle in my eye and i couldn't take it out. i believe it went to the back of the eye ball. i don't feel it but will it affect me?

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Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Foreign body: If you had a foreign body on the surface of the eye and you cannot find it your tears probably washed it from your eye. The eye and eyelids have a covering called the conjunctiva that would prevent a foreign body from migrating to the back of the eye. If you remain symptomatic you should see your eye doctor.
Answered on Dec 17, 2013
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Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Abrasion / infection: This sounds like either a corneal infection, called a corneal ulcer, or a corneal abrasion. A foreign body can cause either, then fall out, leaving the cornea with an infection or an abrasion- a scratch on the cornea. Both can feel like something is in the eye. Go to your eye doctor for a diagnosis.
Answered on Dec 19, 2013
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