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What are the lights I can see when I poke my eyeballs with my fingers?

What are the lights I can see when I poke my eyeballs with my fingers?

Retina stimulation: Hitting the eye causes a pressure wave that hits the film layer (retina) in the back of the eye. This stimulates the receptors in the retina to fire, creating the lights that you see. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the lights i can see when i accidentally poke my eyeballs with my fingers?

I was wondering what are the lights i can see when i accidentally poke my eyeballs with my fingers?

Mechanical stimulati: The retinal photoreceptors are mechanically stimulated when an eye gets poked. The brain always interprets that stimulation as a light. ...Read more

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What to do if you poke your eye with your finger?

What to do if you poke your eye with your finger?

An eye exam: You need to see an ophthalmologist to make sure no damage was done from the injury. ...Read more

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Poked my eye with finger nail how long to heal?

Poked my eye with finger nail how long to heal?

24 hours: The eye is the fastest healing tissue and if not infected or large it should heal in 24 hours. ...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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My eye got poked yesterday by my sons finger really hard. Could I have permanent damage? My sight appears okay, but around that eye is sore.

My eye got poked yesterday by my sons finger really hard.  Could I have permanent damage? My sight appears okay, but around that eye is sore.

Eye injury: Whenever you get injured in your eye, it's important to have it checked out to make sure that you don't have a scratched cornea or some other type of injury. If the symptoms don't improve in the near future, have your eye doctor check it out. ...Read more

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What would happen if I touched or rubbed my eye and there was dust on my finger?

What would happen if I touched or rubbed my eye and there was dust on my finger?

Probably nothing: Unless you had a caustic or irritant dust on your finger, probably nothing will lhappen, however, try not to do this. Wash your hands and be careful before touching your eyes. You can contaminate your eyes easily. Be careful! ...Read more

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If I pick my eye boogers with my finger, will I have more wrinkle on the corners of my eyes?

If I pick my eye boogers with my finger, will I have more wrinkle on the corners of my eyes?

Eyelid Wrinkles: The lower eyelid skin is the thinnest skin on our bodies. It is also placed in an area that gets lots of sun exposure and so it loses its elastic and collagen faster then other areas. Also, the thick cheek skin causes wear & tear on the lower lid skin when we smile. All of these factors are probably more important in the cause of wrinkles on the lid then occasionally picking. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How could my friend get a finger nail out her eye ?

FINGERNAIL IN EYE: THIS HAS TO BE REMOVED BY A DOCTOR! PREFERABLY BY AN EYE DOCTOR. NOT AN OPTOMETRIST OR AN OPTICIAN! A MEDICAL DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN EYES . . . ...Read more