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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
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
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
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 started noticing that my eyes turned up and down. What medication is used and what kind of doctor to see?
Try to see an eye: Doctor and he will guide u what to do next. ...Read more
Doctors is it true you do 90% of your growing when you sleep? And the other 10% when you're laying down with eyes closed?
Never...: ...Heard of that one. You probably do grow more when you lie down, since you are not fighting grtavity. ...Read more
Can a ER doctor pressing on my eyes to produce a vagal response to slow down HR, cause damage to someone with ocular hypertension
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
24hrs ago drunk, he downed 1/2 bottle celexa (citalopram). Threw up. Seems ok now, dialated eyes, dizzyness, won't cal doc is he still in danger or past the worst?
Go to ER!: For evaluation, r u suicidal?Get a more detailed answer ›
I ws wearing hard neck collar for neck strain as per Doc adv. I bent down to pick up my phone on ground, I felt mild pain in eyes n saw floaters fr 3sec
May be vascular: This may be vascular briefly due to brief decrease blood flow ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
My niece was playing and poked herself in the ear with a pencil. It's red. She is 6 years old. Should I take her to doctor?
Wait: Wait a short while, it is likely to get better. Make sure it is clean and not cut or bleeding. ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
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?
Bulging vein in left temple down to eye sometimes with associated pain. Which doctor to see? Could it be something dangerous? No known health issues F 32
See your doctor: You need a complete physical. Your primary doctor is the best place to start. He or she will know the where to direct you. ...Read more
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?
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
I cut where my eyelid meets my eye last night, it didn't bleed at all, it's a very small laceration. Waking up this morning my eye was swollen almost shut and very red. Some swelling has gone down but it burns and waters a lot do I need A doctor?
You may have a: Deeper injury than you realize. It would be important for your long term visual care to be evaluated as soon as possible. Go today. ...Read more
17day old black eye. Saw eye doc. Ct facial scan. No fracture. Swelling went down, but I still feel as if its a bit swollen still. Normal? Help : (
Normal: Probably normal. F you're concerned, see the eye doc again. ...Read more
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
Supposing my eyeball were to get poked with a pencil, or stabbed with a knife, would it cause lots of pain?
Yes -: It might also cause blindness. Always protect your eyes. Take care. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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