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A 22-year-old member asked:

i got saw dust in my eye and it scrached it what do i do?

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Dr. David Miller
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Family Medicine 10 years experience
Go to the ER: If you have a foreign object in your eye and it is causing pain, you should seek immediate help at an er or urgent care clinic. This can cause severe injury to your cornea if not taken care of promptly and properly.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How is the pressure in my eye measured?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Various methods: Most commonly with air puff pneumotonometry (often optometrists) or blue light applanation tonometry (ophthalmologists) where the known force indenting the cornea is canceled by the intraocular pressure pushing back which equals the estimated pressure inside the eye (indirect measurement). Other methods such as rebound tonometry, etc. Exist.
A 52-year-old member asked:

What could the red bump be in the corner of my eye?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 19 years experience
See a doctor: Without examining you in person, it's tough to say what the red bump may be. It could be nothing or something more serious. If you have a suspicious lesion that won't heal, itches, bleeds, or is changing in any way, you should see your dermatologist (if it's on the skin by the eye) or an ophthamologist (if it's in the eye) so it can be properly evaluated.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I have a scratch on the white part of my eye?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Have it looked at: Injuries to the eye require prompt attention. Although they can heal on their own, it is always safer to have the eye evaluated and treated to prevent infection, inflammation or other long-term problems.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What can I take to make it easier to keep my eye open longer until it heals?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Artificial tears: I am assuming you have a corneal abrasion and the eye wants to reflexively close. Artificial tears are best. Topical anesthetics taken over a long period of time can cause problems like an anesthetic corneal ulceration. Sometimes, dilating the pupil can reduce the uncomfortable effect of bright lights.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to feel like pressure is building behind my eye whenever I tilt my head downward?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
No: This sounds like sinus disease. Best to get the sinuses checked out and if the sensation is persistent, check the blood vessels and orbits.

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