A 23-year-old female asked:
my child got poked in the eye pretty bad today. it was very red and from looking at it, i see a scratch under his pupil. he been complnin for bout 4hr?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Oscar Novick answered
57 years experience Pediatrics
Corneal abrasion: See an eye doctor. He should have antibiotic eye drops and have his eye patched for a couple of days. Healing does not leave any ill effects.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Marc Cohen answered
36 years experience Ophthalmology
See your eye doctor: You should take your child to see an eye doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like your child has a scratch on the cornea. This is very painful and is treated with eye ointments. However if the eye is poked hard there can be damage inside of the eye as well. The only way to be sure that everything is alright is a good eye exam.
Answered on Feb 23, 2017
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