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Why do I feel like I have something in my eye, but I can't see anything there?

Why do I feel like I have something in my eye, but I can't see anything there?

Dry eye: This could be the manifestation of a dry eye or represent a foreign body under the eye lid. An ophthalmologist can solve your dilemma. ...Read more

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I feel like I have something in my left eye on the side it hurts off an on I already up eye drops an nothing when it does hurt I can verily keep open?

I feel like I have something in my left eye on the side it hurts off an on I already up eye drops an nothing when it does hurt I can verily keep open?

See your eye doctor: You may need to have your eyelid flipped inside out to remove the foreign body or eyelash stuck there. If you've already tried rinsing your eye out with no luck under irrigating tap water with your hand serving as a little cup while the water rinses your eye, then it's time. You can also use lubricating ointment on that eye, and see if it can be relieved that way too. See a doctor soon! ...Read more

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It feels like something in my eye nothing there can u help?

It feels like something in my eye nothing there can u help?

Dry eye treatment: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I feels like there is something in my eye but there isnt?

Why do I feels like there is something in my eye but there isnt?

Dry eye: Most common cause of foreign body sensation is dry eye. Otc artificial tears usually do the trick. However, if you were doing any activities recently where it was possible you may have gotten something in the eye, it would be best to have an ophthalmologist look to make sure there are no foreign bodies in the eye or under the lids. ...Read more

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What to do if it feels like a small pebble/something in my eye that won't leave.?

What to do if it feels like a small pebble/something in my eye that won't leave.?

See Eye MD: A feeling of something in your eye, or foreign body sensation, could be due to something being in the eye, but many other eye problems can present in the same way. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Sometimes it feels like there is something in my eye, even after I use eye drops. The sensation will last for hours and eventually go away.

Sometimes it feels like there is something in my eye, even after I use eye drops. The sensation will last for hours and eventually go away.

Corneal irritation: There could be a number of things causing your irritation. It is impossible to diagnose the problem without a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist. You should have your eyes examined to determine what the problem is. Dry eyes, allergies, corneal irritation and eyelid disorders can all cause foreign body sensation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is wrong with my eye, it is red under my lower and upper lid and, is increasingly painful, feels like I have something it it but I flushed it?

What is wrong with my eye, it is red under my lower and upper lid and, is increasingly painful, feels like I have something it it but I flushed it?

Many things!: You need examined. It may be a viral or bacterial conjunctivitis, or simple allergies. Could be many other serious conditions as well. Not enough information to comment further. See eye care provider. ...Read more

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Woken up a few days feeling like I had something in my eye. Once felt like a pebble. Ow. Painful for a few hours. Use saline drops & eye wash. Help!

Woken up a few days feeling like I had something in my eye. Once felt like a pebble. Ow. Painful for a few hours. Use saline drops & eye wash. Help!

Corneal abrasion: This is possibly a recurrent erosion syndrome. This usually occurs in patient with a prior history of a corneal injury. Treatment is usually with muro ointment at bedtime and muros drops during the day.

You should see an ophthalmologist. However, the cornea maybe normal at the exam and this is a diagnosis by history. ...Read more

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I have acne like something in my eye leads? What are the reasons?

I have acne like something in my eye leads? What are the reasons?

Recurrent "styes": You most likely have recurrent "styes." these are blocked "sweat ducts" on the eyelids. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. Use dilute baby shampoo to clean lids. If it persists, go for an exam. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have something in my eye?

How do I know if I have something in my eye?

It hurts: The eye is very sensitive and any object in the eye will be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I have something in my eye. That can get out.

Flush the eye: With saline eye wash. If it won't come out see a doctor or urgent care center. ...Read more

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I have something in my eye how can I get it out?

I have something in my eye how can I get it out?

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

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Last five days its felt like there has been something in my eye (the white part) it doesn't hurt at all, at the most it's been itchy and a little red?

Last five days its felt like there has been something in my eye (the white part) it doesn't hurt at all, at the most it's been itchy and a little red?

Allergy. Mild infect: There seems allergy no foreign body and best is to wash eyes with warm water plus put drops of water for possible dry eyes - hydration can help. Also if not getting better in 48 hours after care -go see eye specialist ...Read more

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Last night I felt something in my eye but found nothing I woke up and couldn't open it/ bloodshot and ached and after all day it still is bloodshot?

Last night I felt something in my eye but found nothing I woke up and couldn't open it/ bloodshot and ached and after all day it still is bloodshot?

Hemorrhage: These are typical symptoms of bleeding under the conjunctiva and over the white of the eye (subconjunctival hemorrhage). As long as there is no pain, no vision change and no discharge, then that is the probable diagnosis. These are benign, will take 3-10 days to absorb and could get bigger over several days as the blood spreads. See an ophthalmologist if this does not fit the pattern. ...Read more

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Feels like there's something in my eye. Possibly a sty. Is a sty contagious?

Feels like there's something in my eye. Possibly a sty. Is a sty contagious?

No: A stye is not contagious. However, your diagnosis may not be correct, and what you have may be.... ...Read more

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Just started wearing contact lens. How soon do I get over feeling something in my eye?

Just started wearing contact lens. How soon do I get over feeling something in my eye?

Depends: If you have dry eyes or if it doesn't fit, never. If you are able to wear contact lenses with adequate tears and assuming its soft contact lenses that fit well, it should feel comfortable at least in 15 min, at most 30 min. If its not comfortable beyond that, i'd get it checked again. ...Read more

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I think there could be something in my eye. It hurts in the inner corner I got eye drops and flushed it out with water.-. Nothing.

I think there could be something in my eye. It hurts in the inner corner I got eye drops and flushed it out with water.-. Nothing.

Foreign body: If you do not recall a specific injury or event injuring the eye, then you can try to use preservative free artificial tears like Systane PF or refresh plus every one to two hours for the next day in the affected eye. If that does not help at all then you should get an eye exam to evaluate your eye for a foreign body or injury ...Read more

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Today it was a windy day and I got something in my eye I've cleaned it out with saline eye cleaner but can't find anything now my eye is very saw red.

Several things: You should have this checked out, but a couple of possibilities include a corneal abrasion that requires a special technique to see under uv light, and/or a foreign body that is trapped under the upper lid. Sometimes it is just residual irritation that will go away on its own, but it is best to see a doctor for an evaluation, especially since you say the eye is very sore and red. ...Read more

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I had a chemical infection 8yrs back in my eye. Now I feel something in my eye, when the lid touches to the upper/lower part in the eye. What is that?

I had a chemical infection 8yrs back in my eye. Now I feel something in my eye, when the lid touches to the upper/lower part in the eye. What is that?

Adhesion?: I assume you mean a chemical burn 8 years back. Chemical burns, particularly the more severe ones, can damage the eye membrane (conjunctiva) and cause scarring. Sometimes the area of scarring and repair tissue forms adhesions (gets stuck to) a part of the covering eyelid. These develop very slowly because the eyelid moves so much. Its worth having an eye doctor take a look. ...Read more

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When must I call my doctor if I have something in my eye?

When must I call my doctor if I have something in my eye?

Try flushing it: If you feel you have something in your eye, try flushing it with an eye wash first. If that doesn't work, you need to see your eye doc. If not removed, your eye can get infected and scarred, so it's better to have it checked sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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My eyelid is dry and I feel like there is something in my eye. Don't remember getting anything in it though?

Probably blepharitis: Numerous problems can cause these symptoms, but often this is from blepharitis and secondary dry eyes. Blepharitis is a very common inflammatory condition of the eyelids that can cause itching, dryness and crusting and can lead to dry eyes.

Dry eyes often present with symptoms such as a foreign body sensation, tearing, intermittent blurred vision, sandy/gritty feeling, and eye fatigue. ...Read more

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Why is one of my contact lenses moving around when I blink? It makes my eye feel like its dray and like I have something bugging my eye

Why is one of my contact lenses moving around when I blink? It makes my eye feel like its dray and like I have something bugging my eye

See your Eye Doctor: Go to either Optometrist or Ophthalmologist for your concerns. Perhaps this particular lens is wrong size/fit? Maybe there's something wrong w/lens - torn? Maybe your cornea has been scratched? Best to see your Eye Doctor to address these concerns. ...Read more