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I scratched my eye and it really hurts, what should I do?  

I scratched my eye and it really hurts, what should I do?  

Go to a doctor: Visit an eye doctor as soon as possible. Refrain from putting any drops in your eye until you consult a physician as some eye drops can exacerbate the condition.

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I believe I scratched my eye, how long does it take for it to heal in any tips to relieve pain?

I believe I scratched my eye, how long does it take for it to heal in any tips to relieve pain?

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

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I scratched my eye. I don't have insurance. What overt the counter remedy should I use?

I scratched my eye. I don't have insurance. What overt the counter remedy should I use?

Artificial Tears: Try preservative free artificial tears. Place one drop in the eye every hour. If you wear contacts, the vision is blurry, your eye turns red--anything worse than what you are currently experiencing, you do need to see an eye md.

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I scratched my eye when I tried to get my contact out. How do you make sure I don't get an infection?

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.

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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?

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.

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I scratched my eye with playing card and its watering and hurts. Do I need to go to a er?

I scratched my eye with playing card and its watering and hurts. Do I need to go to a er?

Yes: Have your eye evaluated and treated. Antibiotic eye drops and possibly a pupil dilating agent will be prescribed. Follow up is also important to reassure that your eye is healing properly.

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I scratched my eye when I tried to get my contact out. What can I do to prevent getting infection?

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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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?

Artificial tears: You can get OTC eye drops that may help with minor eye irritation at many stores. Visine and Allergan make several. If the irritation persists or you develop any change in vision I would have it checked out.

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How do I heal my scratched eye ball; just a little scratch?

How do I heal my scratched eye ball; just a little scratch?

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.

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What to do if I scratched my cornea my eye is in alittle pain should I go to the doctors right away?

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?

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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?

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.

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I have a scratch in my eye and its swollen and keeps tearing.

I have a scratch in my eye and its swollen and keeps tearing.

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.

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What should I do about my scratched eye; scratched the white part?

What should I do about my scratched eye; scratched the white part?

See Eye MD now.: Any scratch on your eye can lead to an infection and mandates a visit to an eye md.

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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.

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Who should I see about my scratched eye? An eye dr, optician, or optometrist?

Who should I see about my scratched eye? An eye dr, optician, or optometrist?

MD or OD: Optometrists and ophthalmologists can provide you with medical eye care. Opticians cannot.

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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.?

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.

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