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Grit In Eye
2 things: Could be a pterygium, a benign growth of the conjunctiva on the inside part of the eye. It is associated with ultraviolet-light exposure (sunlight). It can prevent consistent lubrication of the cornea &result in a "gritty" corneal abrasion. The other possibility is nodular episcleritis-a benign, self-limiting inflammatory disease of the top part of the eyeball. Red&slightly painful-go to doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eye I took my finger to my eye pressed on the inner corner & then sideways towards the eye. 2 doz. pcs of tiny invisible grit got on my eye ?
Lubricate: Try using an eye rinse product to irrigate any residual debris from your involved eye & then use artificial tears every 1 to 2 hours (refresh™) to soothe the surface of your eye. This should alleviate the dry scratchy feeling. If no improvement, you may have a scratch and need to have an examination. ...Read more
In the morning i wake up and one eye feels like there is grit in it. It drives me crazy! it hurts and it's just one eye. What is it?
Dry Eye, Blepharitis: There are many causes of this, but if the eye feels like something is in it, the symptoms are from the cornea, or clear part of the eye. One eye can come open some at night and become dry, leading to irritation upon awakening. Blepharitis is a low grade bacterial colonization of the lid that can irritate overnight. Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome is also possible. An exam can give a diagnosis. ...Read more
Water blasted me in the eye full force. Its irritated as if it was scratched by grit or dust. Should I have an eye exam to see if i damaged it?
Have got a red eye fills like it has grit in it and seems to be running with water when i try to sleep and when i sleep they go all hot ?
See Eye MD: See an ophthalmologist to help you with this problem. ...Read more
Pressed on outside of inner eye duct, it produced lots of gritty pcs. Process repeated several times with same results ,then stopped What caused this?
Lacrimal system: This could be caused by infection or obstruction in the tear drainage system.Need to see ophthalmologist to find the location and type of problem.He will check the drainage system during the exam,find the problem and recommend the necessary treatment. ...Read more
Dry Eye Syndrome: The vast majority of patients with this symptom have significant dry eye syndrome. You can try other otc drops like systane, optive, genteal, soothe etc, but likely you will find them inadequate as well. See an eye md for accurate diagnosis, and management, which may include the rx drop restasis, plugs in the draining tear ducts, oral supplements, increasing humidity in the environment etc. ...Read more
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