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I accidentally poked my eye with my fingernail, now there's a red dot. should i see an eye doctor?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Depends: This is a very common injury and the bruise you now have on your eye a very common result. If your vision is unchanged, you are not having any significant eye pain, headache, light sensitivity, eye redness (other than this one spot) and if your pupil is still round in that eye then you are probably okay to watch this; use cool compresses bad artificial tears; go to your eye doctor for worsening.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Subconjuctival heme: If vision is fine and no pain, probably okay.

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