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My cat scratched the white part of my eye. Is there anything I can do for this?

My cat scratched the white part of my eye. Is there anything I can do for this?

Corneal abrasion: You might want to go to be seen by a doctor/ophthalmologist so they can check if you have a corneal abrasion (a scratch in the outer layer of your eye). If that is the case you would need antibiotics and be sure it heals well. ...Read more

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My cat scratched the white part of my eye and I cleaned it but it still hurts, I don't know if I should go to a doctor or?

My cat scratched the white part of my eye and I cleaned it but it still hurts, I don't know if I should go to a doctor or?

Let'sSeeEyeToEye: You'd best go get it looked at. Cats have stuff on their teeth and claws that can cause a problem relatively quickly. So before anything goes wrong get someone to look at it. Chances are you'll be fine but why take any chance when it comes to your eyes? Good for you for rinsing it out but if it still hurts that's a sign that something may go wrong. A doctor can take a close look under magnification ...Read more

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I scratched the white part of my eye with my finger nail. It's Extremely painful!!! I can see the scratch and it looks bad what should I do??

I scratched the white part of my eye with my finger nail. It's Extremely painful!!! I can see the scratch and it looks bad what should I do??

Scratched eye: If you mean the cornea got scratched you will need to get to you Ophthalmologist or an ER for care. If the white part means the conjunctiva then you could apply a soothing eye ointment and patch the eye till you get to see your Ophthalmologist. Corneal abrasions are usually very painful and need immediate attention. Other symptoms are light sensitivity. Pain and blurred vision ...Read more

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I have a scratch on the white part of my eye?

I have a scratch on the white part of my eye?

Time: Assuming the scratch is on the conjunctiva, it will heal on its own. If it is a large scratch, some people will prescribe antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. ...Read more

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I poked my eye and a couple hours later I found a little scratch in the white part of my eye. Should I be worried?

I poked my eye and a couple hours later I found a little scratch in the white part of my eye. Should I be worried?

Eyeball scratch: Anytime there is a break in the integrity of the skin there is the potential for an infection developing. You can get antibiotic eye drops. If your hands were just in the dirt in the ground that would be more worrisome than if you had been sitting in an easy chair reading. ...Read more

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I've been scratching my eye a lot today and felt like something was in it¬iced that a vain on the white part of my eye was red should I be concerned?

I've been scratching my eye a lot today and felt like something was in it&noticed that a vain on the white part of my eye was red should I be concerned?

Irritation.: The visibility and prominence of that vessel may merely represent irritation, either from an object thereupon or from your scratching. But if this sensation persists or worsens you should get to an eye doctor for a real look-see. Maybe by this afternoon. ...Read more

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Hi I've had the white part of my eye scratched slightly by our dog and have a slight cut just under my top eyelid what should I do?

Hi I've had the white part of my eye scratched slightly by our dog and have a slight cut just under my top eyelid what should I do?

Compresses as needed: If the swelling or bleeding is minimal, then use cold compresses for 48 hours and the warm compresses after that while it heals. If the swelling and redness is getting worse see your eye doc or family doc ASAP. ...Read more

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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?

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

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There is a white dot on the brown part of my eye. Could it be a scratched cornea?

There is a white dot on the brown part of my eye. Could it be a scratched cornea?

Need to be seen!: A white dot one the cornea overlying the iris typically is an ulcer. You need to be seen urgently. And have it looked at and treated by an ophthalmologist. A delayed treatment can lead to scarring and other devastating consequences. ...Read more

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My cat scratched the white part of my eyeball. I can see but it stings if I leave my eye open for more then a few seconds. Will it heal on its own??

My cat scratched the white part of my eyeball. I can see but it stings if I leave my eye open for more then a few seconds. Will it heal on its own??

Corneal abrasion: You most likely have a corneal abrasion. You must consult with an ophtalmologist because if not treated this could cause permanent scarring.
The eye should taped very tightly to keep the eyelid from opening and closing and therefore creating friction which aggravates the problem. You do not want your eye to become infected and a topical antibiotic should be prescribed. ...Read more

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How does the white part of the eye heal when it's been scratched and bleeding?

How does the white part of the eye heal when it's been scratched and bleeding?

Usually well ; fast: The white part of the eyeball, or 'sclera, ' and is covered by a transparent mucous membrane, 'conjunctiva.' when there is a small injury to this area form scratching, it usually heals well and fast on it's own. If there is even a remote chance that the eye wall was penetrated or cut deep, then it is very important to get an ophthalmologist to examine the eye. It may be more serious than it seems. ...Read more

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Cat scratch my eye and the eyelid and part of my skin around the eye and it still hurt and its a little red what should I do?

Cat scratch my eye and the eyelid and part of my skin around the eye and it still hurt and its a little red what should I do?

Sxs persist see dr.: Cat scratch disease, infection caused by bacteria known as Bartonella henselae. 40% of cats carry the bacteria in saliva at some point in their lives. Most people contract disease after being scratched or bitten by cat. Kittens are more likely than adults carry disease. With normal immune system, usually not a serious illness. Small raised lump occurs at site within 10 days.Fever, chills, can follow ...Read more

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My 18 month old son scratched the sclera which is the white part of his eye he has a red spot and some red lines. Half of is eye is red. What should?

My 18 month old son scratched the sclera which is the white part of his eye he has a red spot and some red lines. Half of is eye is red. What should?

Subconjunctiva blood: It sounds like your son got a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This just means that a small blood vessel that lies within the conjunctiva broke and the blood is trapped under the conjunctiva which is a clear layer of tissue that lays over the sclera (white part of the eye). You should still have him see an eye doctor to confirm this and rule-out any further damage. It will last 7-14 days before clearing. ...Read more

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White part of my eye turn brown?

White part of my eye turn brown?

White of the eye: I am not sure why it turned brown. Some people have brown specks in the eye, which is pigment depositions, but without seeing it or getting more history, it is impossible to tell what's going on. Seeing optometrist or ophthalmologist might be helpful. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the white part of my eye turns brown?

What does it mean when the white part of my eye turns brown?

Nothing: Just like skin; parts of your white (sclera) may be a little brownish due to excessive melanosis or nevi. This is more common in dark skinned races. All of the white part may turn yellowish but never brown. Yellowish may be due to liver disease or hereditary anemias. See your family doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have black dots on the white part of my eye?

What does it mean if I have black dots on the white part of my eye?

Black dots: On the whites of your eyes are very common. There are common reasons for these changes. First, pigment spots often develop if you have darker skin pigment. Second, these dots may actually be the endings of nerves that are in your eyes. Another common cause of darkening occurs when the sclera (or white of the eye) becomes thinner as we age. The underlying pigmented tissue shows through there. ...Read more

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I just finished taking a shower and the white part of my eye turned pink. It doesn't hurt or anything will it turn white again and what does this mean?

Episcleritis: Sounds like episcleritis, irritation to the surface of the eye. Most likely due to irritation from soap, shampoo, water, etc. It should go away with time. Artificial tears may help as well. ...Read more