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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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I got poked in the eye last night and it still hurts.. Is that normal to still hurt?

I got poked in the eye last night and it still hurts.. Is that normal to still hurt?

No.: You need an eye exam. Sometimes you can superficially scratch the surface of your eye and it heals within 24 hours. Continued pain signifies a more severe injury / infection or perhaps a retained foreign body. All of these could cause a world of trouble for your vision. ...Read more

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I got poked in the eye while playing hockey, what can I do for the pain?

See your doctor: You need to see and eye specialist. But until then you can use artificial tears or ointment (refresh pm) to sooth. Keeping it closed may help also. You need to see eye specialist and make sure something serious did not happen when you got poked. ...Read more

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MY sons got poked in the eye by a stick and it is red and have been for 2 days he said it is ichy and hurts a little what should i do?

MY sons got poked in the  eye by a  stick and it is red  and have been for 2 days he said it is ichy and hurts a little what should i  do?

Checked: Have him checked. There are many structures that could have been damaged, including his cornea and lens. You also want to make sure it didn't puncture his eye and that his vision is normal for him. All the best. ...Read more

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I got poked in the eye wit a stick about 8hrs ago an it is still burning and watery?

Abresion: You don't seem to be in agony so it is probably a conjunctival abrasion rather than corneal. The stick is not sterile and there is risk of infection when injured with such organic matter. See an eye specialist right away and get antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

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My child got poked in the eye pretty bad today. It was very red and from looking at it, i see a scratch under his pupil. He been complnin for bout 4hr?

My child got poked in the eye pretty bad today. It was very red and from looking at it, i see a scratch under his pupil. He been complnin for bout 4hr?

See your eye doctor: You should take your child to see an eye doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like your child has a scratch on the cornea. This is very painful and is treated with eye ointments. However if the eye is poked hard there can be damage inside of the eye as well. The only way to be sure that everything is alright is a good eye exam. ...Read more

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Yesterday i got poked in the eye. Today it has a blood spot in the far back feels very strange eye drops not helping.. No insurance do I need to go in?

Depends: If you have a blood spot on the surface, termed a subconjunctival hemorrhage which should be dramatic but not painful, then you might be able to wait. If the vision is disturbed, or there is pain, or discharge like pus, then you need to have an examination. ...Read more

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What should I do for a red eye? I got poked in the eye hard today, and my eye is very red, what should I do?

What should I do for a red eye? I got poked in the eye hard today, and my eye is very red, what should I do?

Usually : Usually this type of red spot is just like a bruise on the skin. That is, it looks really bad, but does not affect function. The problem is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. If your vision is blurred, or if you have any floaters in your vision, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can i go blind after being poked in the eye?

Can i go blind after being poked in the eye?

Eye injury: Blunt trauma to the eye can cause problems, including corneal abrasion (immediate pain), inflammation in the eye (often delayed onset), cataract, hemorrhage, retinal bruising, retinal tear, and retinal detachment. Any significant injury to the eye warrants evaluation by an ophthalmologist to rule out and treat complications. ...Read more