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How To Get Something Out Of Your Eye
Remove fr/ upper lid: To Remove something from upper lid, gently pull top eyelashes and eyelid & lay upper lid on top of bottom eyelashes. This should help get it out. Otherwise, you can flip the lid with a cue tip at a mirror to see if you see something. Consult with us if needed. Otherwise an eyeMD can help. ...Read more
Carefully: A safe way to get something out of your eye on your own is to gently wash out the eye with sterile saline which is meant for the eye (not a nasal solution). Tilt your head so that the 'bad' eye is higher and send the saline from the outer corner of the eye toward the inner corner, nearer the nose. You may need help keeping the eyelid open. Get help soon if the irritation continues. ...Read more
Depends: If it is something that flew in from air breezes or ordinary activity you can try to flush it out with lubricating eyedrops. If it flew in with force (if you were drilling or grinding for instance), you need emergency attention. You might be able to see an object stuck to your cornea in a well lighted, magnifying mirror. Any er is skilled at removal of objects stuck in the eye or see an eyedoc. ...Read more
See an Eye MD: You should see an eye md as soon as you can. ...Read more
Try water flush: Try to flush you eyes with water. If you still feel a sensation have an eye specialist take a look further. ...Read more
When I'm concentrating on something my eyes all of a sudden seize back and forth. Why is that? I also get headaches just about every day.
With the beginning of spring, my son's eyes get watery a lot. he's 11 years old. is there something over the counter that you can recommend?
I seem to have dark bags under my eyes no matter how much sleep i get. Is there something i can be doing at home to help this? Any other tips?
Dark bags: You may have whats known as allergic shiners which is caused by an allergy. Consult your doctor or see an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more
My eyes seem to be a bit yellowish and it looks really ugly is there something i can do to get them looking bright and white again? :(
Uncertain : And suggest there’s an irritation but I can’t be certain. I could be the soap or shampoo you may want to consider adjusting for those ...Read more
I get a feeling of something in eye off and on and like every other day or constant what could it be?
Pressure on eyes and when I close my eyes, look down and open eyes I get bad double vision. Is this concerning or just something small?
I get a pain in my eye everytime I move it. When the pain happens a big black dot appears in my vision. What could cause something like this?
Inflammaton: Read pain with eye movement can be a sign of a serious eye problem like inflammation of the optic nerve; however, a small back spot or spots are floaters and usually are not anything significant. If it is a large black spot obstruction your vision then it may be bleeding or some other inflamed problem with the retina, then i suggest you be examined by an eye md, that is an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Something got in my eye, I managed to get it out but it left a dark spot on the white part of my eye that hurts. Should I just let it heal on its own?
Nevus: Please have an eye specialist with on health tap video or in person check you. You want to make sure it's nothing dangerous such as conjunctival melanoma or it could be benign such as a mole aka nevus. Many times it may have already been there but patients notice it because of some event such as the foreign body that got in you eye. ...Read more
If blinking or: Flushing with saline eye drops does not work, you would see your eye doctor. ...Read more
There's something foreign in my eyes and I can't get it out. It's hurting like crazy! what can I do?
Foreign body, cornea: Wash your eye with cold water.You may be lucky to dislodge the foreign body.If you don't get relief go to the eye doctor.Sometime, corneal ulcer will give you symptom like that.If it persists and if you do not have access to an ophthamologist, go to an emergency room for immediate attention. ...Read more
Of course: The eye is well protected and many get facial cuts without the eye being involved. But sometimes sharp things can actually impact the eye and scratch the surface, cut partially into the outer coats or in the worse case, penetrate to the interior which causes major problems. If you suspect any of these an ophthalmologist should be consulted pronto. ...Read more
Pharmacy, eyedoc: Drug stores have a whole section devoted to eye dryness and there are many options. You need possibly an ointment at bedtime, and an eye lubricant or tear replacement during the daytime. Avoid drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. If the vision is affected or there is pain, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more