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One pupil is slightly more dilated then the other. I got sheetrock dust in my eye tonight, and then flushed with water. Could this cause anisocoria?

One pupil is slightly more dilated then the other. I got sheetrock dust in my eye tonight, and then flushed with water. Could this cause anisocoria?

Most likely not: Getting dust in the eye may cause some irritation with redness, watering or pain which resolves in a few days unless debris remains in the eye to cause inflammation or infection. Anisocoria is usually an accidental benign finding and depending on its appearance, may need some work up to determine its etiology. Good luck☺️ ...Read more

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Can bottled water be used to flush out eyes?

Can bottled water be used to flush out eyes?

NO!!: Don't put anything water in your eye that isn't meant to be used as such. You can go to any pharmacy and buy some over the counter artificial tears if you need to. ...Read more

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Tiny bit of Bactine got in eye. Flushed eye out with bottled water for a few minutes. Will I go blind???

Tiny bit of Bactine got in eye. Flushed eye out with bottled water for a few minutes. Will I go blind???

Please repost: Unfortunately, we don't see the date when a question is posted, so I have no way of knowing when this happened. Please repost and indicate the number of days that have elapsed since this occurred, and whether you can still see. ...Read more

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I accidentally got hydrogen peroxide in my left eye. I flushed it out with water. Is it going to affect or damage my eye or vision?

I accidentally got hydrogen peroxide in my left eye. I flushed it out with water. Is it going to affect or damage my eye or vision?

No problem: You did the right thing by flushing out your eye right away. Hydrogen peroxide can cause a mild keratitis if left untreated but will not enter the eye or cause any permanent change. ...Read more

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Felt something go in eye but can't see anything there. It hurts every time I blink, what do I do. Tried flushing with saline wash and water.

Felt something go in eye but can't see anything there. It hurts every time I blink, what do I do. Tried flushing with saline wash and water.

Exam: You need to see an Eye MD to evaluate your eye. You may have a foreign body trapped under your eyelid, & the only way to remove it is to examine your eye & everted eyelid to identify & remove it. Sometimes what your feeling is not a foreign body, but the scratch on the cornea left behind. Either way you need an exam. ...Read more

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If you flush your eyes with water, will you experience sharp pain in the caruncle which would then result in bloodshot eyes?

If you flush your eyes with water, will you experience sharp pain in the caruncle which would then result in bloodshot eyes?

Not usually.: The water flush could dislodge or move a foreign body item which could be felt or painful (even an eyelash trapped). Otherwise, dry or sensitive corneas could be more symptomatic from the force of the flush or exposed nerves. Lastly, consider if the water wasn't "pure" or had any contamination or acid/base problems involved. ...Read more

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Cleaning my shower and splashed scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner in my eye mixed with water. I flushed my eye with water. Should I be worried?

Cleaning my shower and splashed scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner in my eye mixed with water. I flushed my eye with water. Should I be worried?

See your doctor: This cleaner contains strong chemical irritants. You did the right thing by flushing the eye, but you need to see your ophthalmologist right away to rule out more serious injury and to get appropriate treatment if necessary. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sudden onset of burning eyes with no apparent cause (cooking oil, bleach, etc). Water flush brings only temporary relief. What could be causing this?

Sudden onset of burning eyes with no apparent cause (cooking oil, bleach, etc). Water flush brings only temporary relief. What could be causing this?

Depends: There are many conditions that can cause sudden onset of burning eyes.
Go to an Ophthalmologist or ER for examination. ...Read more

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I'm gonna go 2 doc as soon as I can. But in the meantime, HELP. I accidentally got nail glue inside my eye. I flushed w/cold water, what else?

I'm gonna go 2 doc as soon as I can. But in the meantime, HELP. I accidentally got nail glue inside my eye. I flushed w/cold water, what else?

Sorry about that!: Nail glue is basically a form of Super Glue or Crazy Glue and, as you know it hardens & bonds very quickly. Application of vegetable oil may soften the glue and isn't an eye irritant. However, the oil may interfere with the doctor's ability to manipulate the eye lid & assess damage to your eye, so it's best that someone drive you to the doc ASAP! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Got a hair-color solution with 4% peroxide in eye. Flushed w/ water for 10 mins. Eye burning slightly, more water irritates. What can I do at home?

Got a hair-color solution with 4% peroxide in eye. Flushed w/ water for 10 mins. Eye burning slightly, more water irritates. What can I do at home?

See an eye doctor: That amt of peroxide could have damaged the tissue in the eye. Please get to see an ophthalmologist asap. You did the right thing immediately but you need followup. ...Read more

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This might sound funny - but I flushed my eyes with the water running at high pressure, would this cause any problems?

This might sound funny - but I flushed my eyes with the water running at high pressure, would this cause any problems?

Don't use high pressure: On eyes, check with your pediatrician. You must be 17 to post on Health Tap. Thanks! ...Read more

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I think there could be something in my eye. It hurts in the inner corner I got eye drops and flushed it out with water.-. Nothing.

Foreign body: If you do not recall a specific injury or event injuring the eye, then you can try to use preservative free artificial tears like Systane PF or refresh plus every one to two hours for the next day in the affected eye. If that does not help at all then you should get an eye exam to evaluate your eye for a foreign body or injury ...Read more

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Was cleaning a toilet when some water flicked at my face. Was wearing my glasses but still worried it got in my eye. I cried, to try to flush it.?

Was cleaning a toilet when some water flicked at my face. Was wearing my glasses but still worried it got in my eye. I cried, to try to flush it.?

Not a problem: Your eye is very effective at getting rid of things that enter it since the tear flow is constant and flushes out the eye. The splash you got would be quickly flushed out with the first blink and the continuous tear flow. ...Read more

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5 hours ago my 10mo old son spilled a homemade bottle of bubbles (water and dawn) in his eye. We flushed it and wiped it for about an hour. Its still?

He should be fine: Is he complaining of anything? What's it look like? Red, irritated? With all that irrigation I think it'll be fine...and you don't need to wipe too much. If you'd like to send a photo and I'll be happy to look at it as an INBOX consultation. Or if you'd like to do a WEBCAM based consult let me know by setting up an appointment in the virtual calendar at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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Something flew in my left eye on Saturday I wash it out with water and flush it out with clear eye and nothing came out of it my top lid is very irrit?

Something flew in my left eye on Saturday I wash it out with water and flush it out with clear eye and nothing came out of it my top lid is very irrit?

Go to urgent care.: At this point, your best bet is to be seen at an urgent care center. There maybe something residual stuck up underneath your eyelid. As you blink, it will scratch your eye and cause irritation. ...Read more

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Cheeks flush red and hot. Only had coffee and water. Headache. Eyes hurt. Took a Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) still the same.

Cheeks flush red and hot. Only had coffee and water. Headache. Eyes hurt. Took a Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) still the same.

How long?: Have you had this problem for a long time or this just happened for this first time today? This can be from a viral infection but if present for sometime, rosacea which however is not associated with headaches or painful eyes. ...Read more

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4% gylcolic acid splashed onto plica semilnaris and carbuncle. Flushed with water. Eye less red but still have discomfort. Would eye drops help?

4% gylcolic acid splashed onto plica semilnaris and carbuncle. Flushed with water. Eye less red but still have discomfort. Would eye drops help?

Recommendation: Yes, you can try OTC eye drops like semilasan or artificial tear to keep eye clean. If you see puss you need antibiotic drops or ointment and see a doctor ASAP ...Read more

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If flushing your eyes with water can the water go into the tear duct and cause pain?

If flushing your eyes with water can the water go into the tear duct and cause pain?

Nor really: Water should not cause any pain or causes pain in the tear duct. If you are having pain then see an eye doctor. Tear draining openings are on inner corner of the lids that drains to the tears duct. ...Read more

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Worried about acanthamoeaba!! I was cleaning and stuff got suck in my eye. I flushed my eyes out but forgot that the water we have is well water.

Worried about acanthamoeaba!! I was cleaning and stuff got suck in my eye. I flushed my eyes out but forgot that the water we have is well water.

Very unlikely: Serious Acanthamoeba infection generally follows the exposure of skin or respiratory tract, e.g. swimming.
Eye infection by acanthamoeba (Acanthamoeba keratitis) has been associated with poor contact lens hygiene and or disinfection practice. ...Read more

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My eye has been hurting/watering all day, like there's something in it. I've flushed my eye several times but still no relief. What can I do for it?

My eye has been hurting/watering all day, like there's something in it. I've flushed my eye several times but still no relief. What can I do for it?

See eye MD: You may have an embedded foreign body or a scratch on the surface of the eye. Don't rub it!
see your eye md for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I accudentially put an ear drop in my left eye. Flushed it with water a week ago but I am experiencing bad pain at times.?

I accudentially put an ear drop in my left eye. Flushed it with water a week ago but I am experiencing bad pain at times.?

Eye drops: A single ear drop in your eye might be irritating but should not cause damage. Certainly a week later your normal tears should have flushed out the medication. If eye pain continues, please have the eye examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pink mildew & sm amt dark mold in elec toothbrush body. Hot water flush/wipe. Final rinse I shook drop of water in eye. How long til know if infected?

Pink mildew & sm amt dark mold in elec toothbrush body. Hot water flush/wipe. Final rinse I shook drop of water in eye. How long til know if infected?

24-72 hours: In these cases the bacteria usually do not cause infection. However, if you think you have an eye infection, you should seek the advice of an eye-care professional. ...Read more

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How do you soothe an extremely irritated eye? Like an idiot, I grabbed what I thought was visine yesteray, and instead it was that stuff called swim ear. My eye burned like crazy. I immediately flushed it out with water f course. I can see out of it fine

How do you soothe an extremely irritated eye? Like an idiot, I grabbed what I thought was visine yesteray, and instead it was that stuff called swim ear. My eye burned like crazy. I immediately flushed it out with water f course. I can see out of it fine

You: You have a form of chemical conjunctivitis. Some drops for swimmer's ear have alcohol in them in addition to antibiotics - this helps dry out the ear canal.

I would use artificial tears (for the eye) 4 times daily. You should lay low today. If you do not detect serious improvment by the morning, I would arrange for evaluation by your local eye doctor. However, I expect no serious longterm problems.

In general, most eye doctors do not like use of visine. ...Read more