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One pupil is slightly more dilated then the other. I got sheetrock dust in my eye tonight, and then flushed with water. Could this cause anisocoria?

One pupil is slightly more dilated then the other. I got sheetrock dust in my eye tonight, and then flushed with water. Could this cause  anisocoria?

Most likely not: Getting dust in the eye may cause some irritation with redness, watering or pain which resolves in a few days unless debris remains in the eye to cause inflammation or infection. Anisocoria is usually an accidental benign finding and depending on its appearance, may need some work up to determine its etiology. Good luck?? ...Read more

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How can I get coal dust out of my eye?

How can I get coal dust out of my eye?

Irrigation : You can purchase an eyewash at the drug store and use it to irrigate your eyes. Once you feel better make sure you test your vision. If your vision seems affected or if you're still feeling irritation, seek urgent care treatment for an evaluation. Your eyes may have corneal or conjunctival inflammation/abrasions requiring treatment. Otherwise you may continue artificial fears several times per day ...Read more

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If my eye suddenly hit by small pebbles/dust, it fells like it goes into my eyes. Actually where does it go?

If my eye suddenly hit by small pebbles/dust, it fells like it goes into my eyes. Actually where does it go?

Outside of the eye: The front surface of the eye is surrounded by a membrane (the conjunctiva) which wraps from the edge of the colored portion (the cornea) posteriorly and folds back to coat the inside of the lids. This is an external space, not connected to the inside of the eye or body. So debris entering this space is flushed out by tears and generally poses no hazard unless it is of high velocity and power. ...Read more

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Wht mght cause brief episds of glittery-star-dust in vision(like tiny silver firewrks) but it appears only in my rght eye?

Wht mght cause brief episds of glittery-star-dust in vision(like tiny silver firewrks) but it appears only in my rght eye?

Most likely: Vitreous floaters. These are a change in the fluid in the back part of your eye. It is important that you have an eye exam to have an ophthalmologist see if this is what you have. ...Read more

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Is saw dust in the eye dangerous?

Is saw dust in the eye dangerous?

Usually not: Sawdust commonly enters the eyes of those working with wood and near those working with wood. With each blink, most exits. Most saw dust is inert and will not be toxic in itself. The major harm would be for instance if someone is drilling in wood, creating sawdust of course, but hitting a piece of metal which flies into the eye. ...Read more

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What I can do to remove dust from my eyes?!

What I can do to remove dust from my eyes?!

Rinse: Rinse your eyes with clean hands and clean tap water or an eye irrigating solution. Do not rub them! Rubbing often causes scratches, irritation, or infection. ...Read more

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How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

Air conditioning: An air conditioner is a great start. A hepa air purifier can also help. You don't need both. Eliminate all smoking from your home environment including candles & fireplaces. An electric range is preferable to gas. Limit use of aerosol sprays in the home. When you clean ventilate well with open windows & wear eye protection. Wear close fitting sunglasses when venturing outdoors. Avoid smog. ...Read more

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