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I have a foreign body in my eye? What can I do?

I have a foreign body in my eye? What can I do?

See an eye doctor: Foreign bodies that do not easily come out after flushing with water or lubricating eye drops need to be removed by a doctor. If you have a regular ophthalmologist and it is during regular office hours, you should call him/her and have the object removed immediately. Alternatively, if you do not have an ophthalmologist, many E.R. Doctors are able to remove the foreign body as well. ...Read more

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Foreign Body (Definition)

Something foreign means it is not supposed to be there and has been somehow come to be there, in ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a foreign body in my eye?

What are the symptoms of a foreign body in my eye?

Irritation, redness: The #1 symptom is the feeling that you have something in your eye! that can manifest as a persistent irritation or scratching sensation. Foreign body may cause redness where the eye is usually white. Blurred vision is possible if the cornea (the clear front of the eye) is affected, but it isn't guaranteed. Try to wash your eye with sterile eye wash (not tap water). If that fails, go see a pro. ...Read more

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For 24 hours, I have a foreign body/dust in eye feeling in my left eye. Uncomfortable to blink or move eye. I can't see anything wrong. Is it dry eye or dust from living in big city?

For 24 hours, I have a foreign body/dust in eye feeling in my left eye. Uncomfortable to blink or move eye. I can't see anything wrong. Is it dry eye or dust from living in big city?

Foreign body: Since it is recent onset and in only one eye, sounds more like something is in your eye. You can try otc artificial tears just to rule out dryness. It may even wash out any foreign material. If no improvement, you should see an eye md. ...Read more

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What happens when a foreign body gets in the eye?

What happens when a foreign body gets in the eye?

Gets removed: Most ocular foreign bodies are actually "on" the eye, not "in" the eye, and are removed in the office with eyedrop anesthesia. More rarely, a rapidly moving foreign object will penetrate the wall of the eye, cornea or sclera, and ends up inside. In almost all cases, this will need to be urgently removed with a surgical procedure. The prognosis for recovery depends on the nature of the injury. ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to remove a foreign body (eye lash) from my eye?

Is there an easy way to remove a foreign body (eye lash) from my eye?

Flush with water: Although flushing with water may dislodge a foreign body such as an eyelash, if it does not release it, you may need to have it removed by a doctor. Do not attempt using anything to remove it - you risk injury and infection by doing so. ...Read more

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What is the best eyedrop that can be used after foreign body instillation into the eye ?

What is the best eyedrop that can be used after foreign body instillation into the eye ?

Best to have: Foreign body removed which often means a visit to the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) who can see if you damaged your cornea. They can also prescribe antibiotics as necessary. You can use cold water in the mean time to decrease pain and wash away the pain. But your eyesight is not something you could risk losing. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Foreign body sensation in eye when blinking, after chalazion surgery done. How long will it persist?

Foreign body sensation in eye when blinking, after chalazion surgery done. How long will it persist?

Heals rapidly: Chalazion removal is done from the inside of the lid using an inverting clamp. The inside opening can touch the eye with a sensation like a foreign object. This should rapidly disappear in a 1-3 day interval. If persistent after that, especially if the vision is affected, then see the ophthalmologist who did the surgery. ...Read more