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Dr. David Malitz
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Foreign Object In The Eye (Overview)

A condition in which an object such as metal, glass, wood, plastic, or sand is either superficially adherent to or embedded in the cornea of the eye. You would typically have a removeal of a foreign body from your cornea in a clinic or emergency department.


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Can I use a shower head to flush out a small foreign object in my eye?

Can I use a shower head to flush out a small foreign object in my eye?

I would never: You can wet a Q-tip and place the wet end near the object & then gently tease it off the eye. If it will not move, you need to go to an urgent care clinic so they can extract it. An alternative might be using a big bottle of artificial tears to squirt at/flush the object. You cannot control the flow or direction of a showerhead & are likely to do more harm than good. ...Read more

Dr. David Malitz
26 Doctors shared insights

Foreign Object In The Eye (Overview)

A condition in which an object such as metal, glass, wood, plastic, or sand is either superficially adherent to or embedded in the cornea of the eye. You would typically have a removeal of a foreign body from your cornea in a clinic or emergency department.


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What is the best way to get rid of foreign objects in your eye?

What is the best way to get rid of foreign objects in your eye?

Eyewash: First, try washing out the eye with sterile solution. If that does not work, see an eye doctor. Poking around inside the eye is likely to do more harm than good. ...Read more

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When foreign objects get in your eye (like an eyelash or cosmetics) what is its path out of the body? Or does it leave the body?

Moves towards nose: Any object in the eye, including normal mucus moves towards the nose with the normal blinking of eyelids and the object will come out at the inner end of the eye. Small object may make through the nasolacrymal duct into the nose.
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How can foreign bodies in the eye be removed?

How can foreign bodies in the eye be removed?

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

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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

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What is the best eyedrop that can be used after foreign body instillation into the eye?

What is the best eyedrop that can be used after foreign body instillation into the eye?

Best to have: Foreign body removed which often means a visit to the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) who can see if you damaged your cornea. They can also prescribe antibiotics as necessary. You can use cold water in the mean time to decrease pain and wash away the pain. But your eyesight is not something you could risk losing. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I got a foreign particle in my eye and I couldn't take it out. I believe it went to the back of the eye ball. I don't feel it but will it affect me?

I got a foreign particle in my eye and I couldn't take it out. I believe it went to the back of the eye ball. I don't feel it but will it affect me?

Abrasion / infection: This sounds like either a corneal infection, called a corneal ulcer, or a corneal abrasion. A foreign body can cause either, then fall out, leaving the cornea with an infection or an abrasion- a scratch on the cornea. Both can feel like something is in the eye. Go to your eye doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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When you view objects close to the eye, how does the eye focus so close to your eye?

When you view objects close to the eye, how does the eye focus so close to your eye?

Lens in the eye: The eye contains a soft, flexible lens. When you look at something up close, the muscles inside your eye flex and change the shape of the lens. This changes the focus of your eye to near. When you look up into the distance, the muscle relax, and the lens goes back to its original shape and focal point. ...Read more

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How does the eye work?

Like a camera: It would take too much spce to go piece by piece but it's workings are very similar to that of a camera. ...Read more

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Can spiderwebs hurt in the eye?

Can spiderwebs hurt in the eye?

No: Spiderwebs are types of floaters which do not hurt but are seen when moving the eyes. They are usually harmless but if accompanied by light flashes you should see a retinal specialist right away to rule out possible retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What is the distinct vision of the eye?

What is the distinct vision of the eye?

Vision: Distinct vision is the clear and comfortable vision a normal eye has both near and distance. ...Read more

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What causes crawling sensation in the eye?

What causes crawling sensation in the eye?

Eye sensitivity: The eye is very, very sensitive. Many different stimuli can cause pronounced sensations in and around the eye. You would need to have a thorough eye exam to see what may be causing any particular sensation. ...Read more

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What material or chemical is the eye made of?

Lots: The eye is made of lots of different tissues, each composed by hundreds to thousands for different chemicals. ...Read more

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What are some diseases of the uvea of the eye?

What are some diseases of the uvea of the eye?

Many: The uvea is the pigmented layer of the eye behind the iris and behind the retina. It is subject to inflammation, usually non-infectious termed uveitis (or iritis if only in the front). Sometimes this can be associated with systemic diseases like arthritis. The uvea can be traumatized and infected. There are some inherited diseases that cause uveal problems and melanoma can arise in the uvea. ...Read more

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What abnormalities of the lens of the eye are there?

What abnormalities of the lens of the eye are there?

It varies: This is a difficult question because there are many things which can happen to the lens of the eye. Also it depends on if the question relates to birth defects or acquired issues in the lens of the eye. The eye is very complex and there is not enough space to write about all the lens problems that could exist; however, cataracts are the most common by far. ...Read more

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What is the transparent layer in the eye that bends?

What is the transparent layer in the eye that bends?

The cornea is: The anterior (front) portion of the eye. It is composed of five layers (a sixth layer has recently been discovered). It is optically clear, rigid and allows light to be refracted into the eye. The lens is inside the eye behind the iris and is optically clear. When young, the lens can change shape through the interaction of the ciliary body, helping to focus the light to the retina. ...Read more

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Please tell me what having a pleat in the eye means?

Pleat: Send photo. Sounds like conjunctivochalasis which are extra folds in conjunctiva. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Hi, Is there a natural way to lighten the eye color?

Hi, Is there a natural way to lighten the eye color?

No: Eye color is determined by the pigmentation, inherited, of the iris. This is unaffected by any known natural agent, nor by any pharmacologic or practical surgical method as well. You can get contact lenses with pigments in them that can change eye color. Ask your ophthalmologist about this. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are diseases of the uvea of the eye?

Please tell me what are diseases of the uvea of the eye?

Uveitis / Iritis: The uveal tract of the eye includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. Inflammation usually affects the iris / ciliary body, and causes redness, aching pain, light sensitivity, blurred vision, and floaters. It can be vision threatening if not treated, and should be treated by an ophthalmologist. There are many causes, mostly immune in nature, but some from infections. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the importance of rods & cones in the eye?

Please help! What is the importance of rods & cones in the eye?

Light receptors: These are the cells that line the retina and are responsible for detecting light and turning it into an electrical signal that your brain translates in the visual image that we call sight. Obviously very importance because without them we could not see. ...Read more

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What is the effect of metalbrite if it gets into the contacts of the eye?

What is the effect of metalbrite if it gets into the contacts of the eye?

Discard Contact lens: Metal brite uses sodium carbonate containing materials (arm & hammer), which is described as a severe eye irritant. If this gets into the eyes while wearing contacts, the contact should be removed and discarded, the eye flushed with water, and get medical attention. Http://www. Sfm. State. Or.us/cr2k_subdb/msds/arm_&_hammer%20_super_washing_soda. Pdf. ...Read more

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How can get clymidia in the eye?

How can get clymidia in the eye?

Touching: Any infected body part that touches the eye, or touching an infected body part and then touching the eye can transmit chlamydia. ...Read more

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Eyedrops can disturb the eye size?

Eyedrops can disturb the eye size?

No: There is not a drop or medication that can change the eye size. The pupil can change size depending on the ambient light. Ther are drops that can make the pupil smaller or bigger. ...Read more

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What are glaucoma diseases of the eye?

What are glaucoma diseases of the eye?

Over 100 types: There are many types of glaucoma and not all have elevated pressure. Glaucoma is nerve damage in the eye that can cause permanent vision loss. Open angle and narrow angle are the most common types of the disease. Glaucoma is treatable and if found in early stages, vision loss can be prevented. ...Read more

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What could cause an abscess in the eye?

What could cause an abscess in the eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. Immunocompromised patients (ie, have diabetes, hiv, etc) are more susceptible to severe eye infections. It can also occur on the eyelid skin or in skin glands around the eye: can be caused by clogged skin gland from skin bacterial. ...Read more

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What is anatomical narrowing of the eye?

Narrow angle: This is a condition where the drainage system of the eye can become impaired resulting in sudden increases in eye pressure. It happens because the physical arrangement of the eye causes the cornea and the iris to be too close together. It can be addressed with a simple laser procedure where necessary. See your eye doctor for a more thorough explanation. ...Read more

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Please define what glaucoma of the eye is?

Please define what glaucoma of the eye is?

Optic nerve damage: Glaucoma is a type of optic nerve damage characterized by cupping of the optic nerve and often has peripheral vision changes earliy in its course. Risk dactors inckude high eye pressure, increasing age, african american race, and positive family history. Lowering eye can slow/stop the disease. ...Read more

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