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I Scratched My Eye
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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? ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See Eye MD now.: Any scratch on your eye can lead to an infection and mandates a visit to an eye md. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
MD or OD: Optometrists and ophthalmologists can provide you with medical eye care. Opticians cannot. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Is it possible to get lazy eye later in life? I scratched my cornea in left eye in mid 20s. That eye seems to lag and point outward. Can it be fixed?
Possibly: If there was some "lazy eye" tendency earlier in life before age 8, then a disturbance such as a corneal abrasion can cause it to recur. If you are seeing single vision, this might be the case. If you see double, then you should be evaluated for this. Check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
What is cause: Most scratches of the eye have an incident which can be identified as causing it - such as fingernails, branch of a tree, etc. These are generally quite painful but most heal well and quickly with no consequences. If you know the cause and the pain lasts more than 2 days then see an ophthalmologist. If the abrasion occurred spontaneously than you might have it evaluated right away. ...Read more
Corneal abrasion: Depends on where it is scratched and how severe. But if it is a corneal abrasion the treatment is to use an antibiotic drop to prevent infection, and also use lubricating tear drops or ointments to ease the discomfort while it heals. Depending on the size of the abrasion, a patch or contact lens may help with the confort and healing process. Some doctors recomend NSAID drops to help with the comfort. ...Read more
Usually in 1-2 days.: Most scratches in the eye is to the cornea. It is very sensitive and thus painful. Fortunately, they tend to heal very fast. Most within a day and definitely by two days. As it heals, your pain will subside. During this period, it is important to use antibiotic drops to prevent infection of the eye. Band aid contact lens is to minimize the pain. It should be removed in a day or two. ...Read more
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