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I Scratched My Eye
Scratched eye: A scratch/ abrasion usually heals w/in 24-72 hours. Check it out at doc/ urgent care as sometimes need antibiotics as infection can set in and worsen the pain/cause scar/ or may have lash/ foreign body in eye. They also may recommend preservative free eye drops like soothe or systane to keep the eye moist and if large may place a lens bandage on the eye to prevent further damage. F/u w/doc
I scratched my eye when I tried to get my contact out. How do you make sure I don't get an infection?
See your eye doctor: There is no way to prevent infection other than to see your doctor and find out if antibiotic drops are needed.
I scratched my eye trying to wipe it but pressed to hard it was red so I put eye drops in and it got worse there is a jelly look to the white part did?
Swelling or edema: Will cause the conjunctiva to look like jelly. Rinse your eye with room temperature artificial tears or tap water, and then apply a cold compress. Superficial scrathches usually heal in 24 hours, so if not remarkably better, it needs to be evaluated by your doctor or eye doctor.
I scratched my eye when I tried to get my contact out. What can I do to prevent getting infection?
Contacts, abrasion: You should have your eye examined by your eye md. Wearing contact lenses poses certain risks, and infections can occur more frequently if you have an abrasion or scratch. It's best to keep the contact lens out, and you may use artificial tears, but call your eye md so that an antibiotic can be prescribed.See 1 more doctor answer
I put viaderm-kc cream on my finger at night and in the morning. I scratched my eye with that finger, due to an itch. Will my eye be ok?
Usually be fine: Most of the cream will be absorbed by skin especially it's overnight. If you don't feel any uncomfortable, that would be fine. Otherwise you'd better wash it immediately and go to see doctor.See 2 more doctor answers
I scratch my eye and now the pink skin inside the corner (close to my nose)of my eye is protruding. It doesn't hurt but is bothering me. Is it serious?
Canthus: Usually not, but best to have it looked at to be sure.
I think I scratch my eye my blood vessels on bottom right of eye is red! Don't have symptoms assoc. With pink eye! Can I get eye drops at store?
Corneal abrasion heal on its own? I scratched my eye today with my fingernail, and my eye immediately started turning red in the corner of my eye where I scratched it. I have no soreness, or headaches, or blurred vision, or any other symptoms, just a red
I was cutting carbon fiber, & I scratched my bottom eye lid and the next day my lower lid swollen. Since last thursday. Please help, swell when sleep?
See Ophthalmologist: You could have an infection, retained carbon fiber (i work on cars) in your lid, etc. Get checked out!
Time and lubrication: Usually for a small corneal abrasion, the eye will heal itself over hours to a few days. It will still feel irritated until the surface heals over but should be steadily improving. There is always a risk for infection or poor healing so a check up is recommended if it does not heal as expected. Using artificial tears for lubrication will help the cornea heal.
What to do if I scratched my cornea my eye is in alittle pain should I go to the doctors right away?
Yes: Any painful injury should be evaluated by a professional. Why risk your eyes?
My eye is very red, and irritated. I woke up scratching my eye ball and now there is a small white looking bump near my pupil. I do not have impaired vision, I bought some eye drops is this sufficient?
Redness,: Redness, irritation, and a "small white bump near my pupil" suggest a possible infection of the cornea. This is a very serious condition, and it should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Over the counter drops are not sufficient for treatment of a corneal ulcer.See 2 more doctor answers
Time for a visit: It is important for this to be evaluated to see if it crosses the cornea, or clear part of your eye.If so, proper medication can be prescribed.
See Eye MD now.: Any scratch on your eye can lead to an infection and mandates a visit to an eye md.
While taking out my contacts I scratched a part of my eye creating a small red dot it hurt at the time but I feel no pain now should I be okay to put?
Probably: As long as you have felt resolution of your discomfort and no change in vision, you probably have done nothing more than pinched and broke a small blood vessel on your conjunctiva, resulting in a red dot (bruise). This will generally resolve in a week. But, any problems, have your eye doc check your eyes.
I scratched the side of my eye. It's red. When I touch it, it gives off a dull ache as if I've been punched, for lack of a better description.?
Corneal laceration: If you're experiencing these symptoms after trauma to the eye, you may have experienced a corneal laceration. You should have this evaluated by an Ophthalmologist if you have not already.See 1 more doctor answer
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