A member asked:

I was pulling apart the mascara on my eyelashes w-a safety pin & poked my eyeball-its not hurting, have contact in?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

As mild as your symptoms appear, it still is very important to have an Eye MD check your eye for any subtle injury (and to the contact lens). Just a superficial poke could introduce a contaminate into the corneal surface (or deeper) resulting in a bad infection. Is is doubtful that you perforated your eyeball with so little discomfort, but you never know. Safety pins & eyes don't belong together.

Answered Nov 28, 2017



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