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Doctor insights on: Feeling Of Sand Or Foreign Body In Eye

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What sort of problem is a corneal foreign body?

What sort of problem is a corneal foreign body?

Corneal foreign body: If an object lodges on the surface of the cornea and cannot be removed with simply irrigation, it (the foreign body) causes pain, irritation redness and if iron or copper can rust and lead to staining of the cornea. Removal can be done under topical anesthesia in your ophthalmologists office and should be done as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Foreign Body (Definition)

Something foreign means it is not supposed to be there and has been somehow come to be there, in ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: corneal foreign body?

What is the definition or description of: corneal foreign body?

Something in the eye: Its when something gets in the eye and irritates the eye. The cornea has a lot of nerve endings and is very sensitive and cannot tolerate any foreign body. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for corneal foreign body?

What is the treatment for corneal foreign body?

Depends: Some corneal foreign bodies can be flushed out with eye wash. Others require surgical removal in either the office or hospital setting. After the foreign body is removed, pain control and protection from infection are needed. ...Read more

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How quick to recover after corneal foreign body injury?

How quick to recover after corneal foreign body injury?

48 to 72 hrs: Depending on the size, depth and cause of the foreign body injury will determine how long it takes to heal. Some foreign bodies can be removed with a simple cotton tip, others may require a "burr" or small drill to remove the foreign body. I will usually put my patients on antibiotic drops for 3-5 days after removing the foreign body to prevent an infection. ...Read more

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How much time takes to recover after corneal foreign body injury?

A few days typically: After removal, a small corneal foreign body typically leaves behind a simple abrasion of the epithelium, the outer layer of the cornea. That part of the cornea heals quickly, and a small area of injury may heal in a matter of a day. Larger injuries will take longer, of course. ...Read more

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For 24 hours, I have a foreign body/dust in eye feeling in my left eye. Uncomfortable to blink or move eye. I can't see anything wrong. Is it dry eye or dust from living in big city?

For 24 hours, I have a foreign body/dust in eye feeling in my left eye. Uncomfortable to blink or move eye. I can't see anything wrong. Is it dry eye or dust from living in big city?

Foreign body: Since it is recent onset and in only one eye, sounds more like something is in your eye. You can try otc artificial tears just to rule out dryness. It may even wash out any foreign material. If no improvement, you should see an eye md. ...Read more

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I have a foreign body in my eye? What can I do?

I have a foreign body in my eye? What can I do?

See an eye doctor: Foreign bodies that do not easily come out after flushing with water or lubricating eye drops need to be removed by a doctor. If you have a regular ophthalmologist and it is during regular office hours, you should call him/her and have the object removed immediately. Alternatively, if you do not have an ophthalmologist, many E.R. Doctors are able to remove the foreign body as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a foreign body in my eye?

What are the symptoms of a foreign body in my eye?

Irritation, redness: The #1 symptom is the feeling that you have something in your eye! that can manifest as a persistent irritation or scratching sensation. Foreign body may cause redness where the eye is usually white. Blurred vision is possible if the cornea (the clear front of the eye) is affected, but it isn't guaranteed. Try to wash your eye with sterile eye wash (not tap water). If that fails, go see a pro. ...Read more

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What happens when a foreign body gets in the eye?

What happens when a foreign body gets in the eye?

Gets removed: Most ocular foreign bodies are actually "on" the eye, not "in" the eye, and are removed in the office with eyedrop anesthesia. More rarely, a rapidly moving foreign object will penetrate the wall of the eye, cornea or sclera, and ends up inside. In almost all cases, this will need to be urgently removed with a surgical procedure. The prognosis for recovery depends on the nature of the injury. ...Read more