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I accidentally poked my eyes with a pencil. Should I just lie down or go to the doctor?

I accidentally poked my eyes with a pencil. Should I just lie down or go to the doctor?

See a doctor ASAP: Any injury to the eye should be evaluated by an eye doctor. There can be damage both from the sharp point of the pencil as well as the force of the pencil hitting the eye. Each has to be treated differently. A doctor should also check that no parts of the pencil became lodged in the eye. ...Read more

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My daughter accidently poked me in the eye with a book. I believe it is scratched. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Could be corneal abrasion can use refresh pm, systane ointment, or genteal gel applied to inside of lower lid can help healing 4x day or more until seen by ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I accidentally poked my eye with my fingernail, now there's a red dot. Should I see an eye doctor?

I accidentally poked my eye with my fingernail, now there's a red dot. Should I see an eye doctor?

Depends: This is a very common injury and the bruise you now have on your eye a very common result. If your vision is unchanged, you are not having any significant eye pain, headache, light sensitivity, eye redness (other than this one spot) and if your pupil is still round in that eye then you are probably okay to watch this; use cool compresses bad artificial tears; go to your eye doctor for worsening. ...Read more

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I accidentally shined a red pointer laser into my eye for a few seconds yesterday, and now my eyes some sensitive. What should I do beside go to doc.

I accidentally shined a red pointer laser into my eye for a few seconds yesterday, and now my eyes some sensitive. What should I do beside go to doc.

Ophthalmologist: Few seconds should not be a problem. Nevertheless if you have visual problems you have to make sure that your retina is not damage. You can try resting the retina with a patch over night. ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell down 13 steps head first into a bike now I have two black eyes and a bruised nose do I see the doctor as I can't put any pressure on?

Yesterday I fell down 13 steps head first into a bike now I have two black eyes and a bruised nose do I see the doctor as I can't put any pressure on?

Go to A&E now: Sounds like you're in the UK, so go to your closest A&E as soon as possible. Given your description, you really need to get a thorough examination to make sure there's no hidden damage, such as bleeding inside your brain. One other thing: given the frequency of child abuse & domestic/partner violence, if you are a victim, please tell the authorities who can help get you out of that situation. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get poked in the eye with a pencil?

What should you do if you get poked in the eye with a pencil?

Go to ER!: If your eye is poked with a pencil, serious injury can result. A physician -- preferably an ophthalmologist -- needs to examine your eye to assess and treat any damage. Please go to an er for help with this. ...Read more

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I poked my eye with led pencil it hurts a little and it is watery but nothing's there what should I do?

I poked my eye with led pencil it hurts a little and it is watery but nothing's there what should I do?

Flush: I think it sounds like you got really lucky. If you had pierced your cornea you would likely see red in the white part of your eye. You likely bruised it a bit and that's why it's a bit tender and the fact that it's watering is good because it's your eye's natural way of trying to flush out whatever was poked into it. I would advise getting and over the counter saline eye flush and flush 3x a day ...Read more

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Accidentally sat on a pencil, And for stabbed in the leg. Small puncture wound. I cleaned it and put a bandage on. Should I see my doctor?

Accidentally sat on a pencil, And for stabbed in the leg. Small puncture wound. I cleaned it and put a bandage on. Should I see my doctor?

Assuming you are: Current on tetanus prophylaxis and you have no other medical problems that affect your immunity, probably not right away. If you develop redness or persistent pain, it could mean infection, so you should see your doctor at that time. ...Read more

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My son is2.5 years but when he stare something one of his eyeball comes to end of eye n then it settle down we hv visited many doc they says its fine?

My son is2.5 years but when he stare something one of his eyeball comes to end of eye n then it settle down we hv visited many doc they says its fine?

Probably OK: Sounds like you son has an eye with a tendency to drift when he loses concentration. This is typically ok as long as his eyes are otherwise straight. To be sure, take him to see a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...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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Hi doctors, last night I accidentally slept with my contacts in. When I woke up this morning, they were stuck to my eye, but I got them out. After that, my eye is having mild irritation. Is this -going-to-the-doctor-worthy?

Hi doctors, last night I accidentally slept with my contacts in. When I woke up this morning, they were stuck to my eye, but I got them out. After that, my eye is having mild irritation. Is this -going-to-the-doctor-worthy?

Yes Get it checked: I suggest you should get it checked by your Doctor preferably your eye doctor. You might have caused corneal abrasion as you say it was stuck to eye and you got it out and you feel mild irritation
It may be very minor or none at all but it may be better to get it checked ...Read more

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I hit my eye and there is blood on the whites of my eye however it has gone down and it is no longer affecting my vision. Do I need to see a doctor?

I hit my eye and there is blood on the whites of my eye however it has gone down and it is no longer affecting my vision. Do I need to see a doctor?

Yes you should: Normal blood shot in the eye is commonly related to sudden high internal pressure such as sneeze or coughing. If you had trauma and also had vision changes I would advise to see an ophthmologist asap. ...Read more

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Toddler eye got poked and is now red, what to do doctor?

Toddler eye got poked and is now red, what to do doctor?

Eye injury: If your toddler's eye is red and seems to bother him, then he should be seen by a physician, either your pediatrician of an urgent care center if he is not available. It's important to rule out a scratch to the eye surface or bleeding inside the eye. ...Read more

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Should I see doctor if I have been poked in eye and it feels bruised and has gone red?

Should I see doctor if I have been poked in eye and it feels bruised and has gone red?

Injury to eye.: You should see an eye md if it feels bruised and has gone red. You may have a corneal abrasion, conjunctival laceration, open globe injury, hyphema, uveitis, or just a bruised eye. Regardless you should have it check out. ...Read more

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My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?

My friend has a purple spot on the side of his nose, just down from his eye. He won't go to a doctor. Could it be skin cancer?

Lesions: All suspicious lesions that are pigmented - and have changed in appearance (border irregularity) or grown deserve a biopsy to ensure its not a cancer. See your primary physician to be sure. ...Read more

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The swelling on the side of my face from a fall has traveled down to my cheek and my eye is totally purple. Should I go see a doctor?

The swelling on the side of my face from a fall has traveled down to my cheek and my eye is totally purple. Should I go see a doctor?

Purple eye,: What you are observing is a sub conjunctival hemorrhage. It in itself is not an urgent situation. The blood will be absorbed in a matter of days. However, it would be important to see an ophthalmologist to make sure there is no damage to any other eye structure. ...Read more

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My Lower eyelid is swollen, are there any ways to make it go down? Went to eye doc & he gave me eyedrops but I have plans tonight.... Need it gone.

My Lower eyelid is swollen, are there any ways to make it go down? Went to eye doc & he gave me eyedrops but I have plans tonight.... Need it gone.

Allergy symptoms: Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. Use an over the counter anti-histamine (non-sedative, ask pharmacist) and use cool compresses or a cool gel pack from the freezer to reduce the swelling before your event for a short term solution. ...Read more

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My left eye will not stop watering and making tears run down my face. Is there anything iI can try before going to a eye doctor? What could it be?

My left eye will not stop watering and making tears run down my face. Is there anything iI can try before going to a eye doctor? What could it be?

Pink Eye vs Other: An irritated and watery eye usually represents a mild form of conjunctivitis, or pinkeye. The irritation is often accompanied by crusting around the affected eye. A foreign body in the eye can also produce these symptoms. Allergies usually produce these symptoms in both eyes. A local urgent care clinician can help make this distinction, and prescribe antibiotics if necessary. ...Read more

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My inner eye lid is swollen and painful. And the carunkle is painful when I blink. I don't see any thing that looks like a stye. How do I keep the swelling down. I don't have money to go to a doctor. What should I do?

My inner eye lid is swollen and painful. And the carunkle is painful when I blink. I don't see any thing that looks like a stye. How do I keep the swelling down. I don't have money to go to a doctor. What should I do?

Try hot compresses: The most common problems causing these symptoms are styes or chalazions. Both respond to hot compresses for 5-10 minutes followed by gentle cleaning of the eyelid margins with mild soap, like baby shampoo in warm water. Try this twice a day to start. ...Read more

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When I was young, gone twice a year to eye doctor for exams. Wasn't able to look up or down or right or left is OK... Why I have problems looking?

When I was young, gone twice a year to eye doctor for exams. Wasn't able to look up or down or right or left is OK... Why I have problems looking?

Probably Duane's: You have a congenital problem with eye motility and from the description, it sounds like Duane's syndrome which you could look up on Google. This is a condition at birth in which eye motion to one side is limited and there are several other co problems of eye motion depending upon which type you have (there are several). You could of course ask the ophthalmologist who took/takes care of you. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with optic neuritis (possible MS) which has settled down the last few days. It not coming in my other eye. Should I see doc or wait?

I was diagnosed with optic neuritis (possible MS) which has settled down the last few days. It not coming in my other eye. Should I see doc or wait?

Follow up: As instructed when you were originally diagnosed with optic neuritis. Its a good idea to establish with a doctor that knows you and your medical history and to keep up with your appointments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was poked in eye by a toy now it's red and watering. My vision is not blurry. Should I still see a doctor?

Was poked in eye by a toy now it's red and watering. My vision is not blurry. Should I still see a doctor?

Yes: Your cornea is most likely scratched, but other more serious injuries could give you exactly the same symptoms. Can't distinguish between a corneal abrasion or something more serious just by the symptoms you listed. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism, I haven't been to an eye doctor in 10 years. I get unfocused when I look down then back up. Is it possible it got worst?

I have astigmatism, I haven't been to an eye doctor in 10 years. I get unfocused when I look down then back up. Is it possible it got worst?

Yes: Yes, your prescription may change - you need to be checked for new glasses or contacts if you are having blurry vision, and have the overall health of your eyes checked. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old fell down and scrapped by her eye. A little swollen. She's had a broken bone before should I double check and take her to the doctor?

My 4 yr old fell down and scrapped by her eye. A little swollen. She's had a broken bone before should I double check and take her to the doctor?

Yes: It's always a good idea to have your child checked out, particularly When injuries involve the head & eyes. Reassurance that the injury is inspected & proper treatment rendered is important for the well being of your child. Good luck. ...Read more

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Eye pain when moving them up and down and side to side. Slight headache when moving them. No migraine. 10 days after mmr vaccine. Should I see a doc??

Eye pain when moving them up and down and side to side. Slight headache when moving them. No migraine. 10 days after mmr vaccine. Should I see a doc??

Orbit / eye pain: Pain with motion of eye suggests pressure in the orbit which could be due to a variety of issues. Best to see eye doc. Doubt relation to MMR. ...Read more

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Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby (72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?

Doctor queried Down syndrome in my baby (72 hrs old). Echo test is ok, no short hand, no groove between toes, no white spots in eye, mother age 20, ears ok?

Any age mom: Ds can occur at ang maternal age but numbers climb a lot for older moms. If doc suspects some unusual issue it is best that s/he be up front about it and do appropriate screening or specific tests to define it. Proper diagnosis can either relieve you or make sure early treatments are started. ...Read more

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I had an abscess under my eye drained 4 weeks ago which was a result of periorbital cellulitis. A doctor 2 weeks ago said the infection was gone, but I still have a hard red lump which they said was scar tissue. Will this go down, or is it permanent?

I had an abscess under my eye drained 4 weeks ago which was a result of periorbital cellulitis. A doctor 2 weeks ago said the infection was gone, but I still have a hard red lump which they said was scar tissue. Will this go down, or is it permanent?

Use warm compresses: I would recommend to use warm compresses on the lump three times a day for a week. If it did not go away or started to increase in size or have a white or yellow head you need to have it reevaluated. It might be still a collection and might need to be opened again. ...Read more

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How to treat eye pressure is down to 20 with travatan met doctor surgery not required optic nerves are not affected?

How to treat eye pressure is down to 20 with travatan met doctor surgery not required optic nerves are not affected?

Improving: I am guessing your pressure was much higher and your ophthalmologist said if the medication couldn't get the pressure down to a comfortable level, then surgery might be needed. Seems as if the drop is working and you can be followed closely without needed surgery at this time. ...Read more

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One of my eyes sometimes involuntarily turn inwards, causing double vision. Should I go to the doctor?

One of my eyes sometimes involuntarily turn inwards, causing double vision. Should I go to the doctor?

Yes: Double vision should be evaluated to check for the cause. Intermittent esotropia may not be a problem, but best to determine that with an eye care provider first -- may be a peds or neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more