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A 18-year-old male asked:

A drop of rubbing alcohol slipped from my forehead into the corner of my right eye. rinsed my eye for a few minutes. the stinging stopped within a minute, but it's been 8 hours and my eye is still a little irritated/sore. will my vision be affected?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Alcohol in eye: Rubbing alcohol can cause significant surface irritation and even corneal abrasion. You washed your eye out well, but I still recommend consulting an ophthalmologist to check for damage, which can need treatment, in view of the subsequent eye discomfort.

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Last updated Feb 18, 2021

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