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What can I do to help someone who got poked in the eye?

What can I do to help someone who got poked in the eye?

Go to a eye doc!: After getting poked in the eye, it may be difficult to determine the extent of the injury. If it looks serious or the vision has changed go to an ophthalmologist for a detailed exam. ...Read more

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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

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Is it possible to go blind from getting poked in the eye?

Is it possible to go blind from getting poked in the eye?

It depends.: If you got punched or poked with a sharp object yes, the damage can be severe enough for significant vision loss so be careful! ...Read more

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What should you do if you get poked in the eye with a pencil?

Go to ER!: If your eye is poked with a pencil, serious injury can result. A physician -- preferably an ophthalmologist -- needs to examine your eye to assess and treat any damage. Please go to an er for help with this. ...Read more

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After getting poked in the eye how long until redness go away?

After getting poked in the eye how long until redness go away?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the injury. A sub conjunctival hemorrhage may take days or weeks to resolve, while redness from superfical injuries might resolve faster. See your doctor. ...Read more

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And how can you heal it if you get poked in the eye with scissors?

Eye Doctor: Because of potential eye injury you should see an ete doctor for a thooorough eye exam to be sure of the extent of injury and the appropriate treatment and follow-up. ...Read more

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Poked in the eye playing basketball. Should I call parents of kid who did it?

Poked in the eye playing basketball. Should I call parents of kid who did it?

No but seek care: Sounds like an accidental injury so i don't know why you would call the parents? More importantly, the eye that was poked could have been injured and should be checked out by an ophthalmologist. There may be an internal eye injury or a scratched cornea. ...Read more

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My daughter eye is red on 1 side i think she was poked in the eye....How can I get the redness to go away?

If poked: In the eye in needs to be examined by an ophthalmologist , this doctor will tell you how to treat to make the redness diminish. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between my daughter having pink eye, begin poked in the eye, or something irritating her eye......She's 11 months?

How can I tell the difference between my daughter having pink eye, begin poked in the eye, or something irritating her eye......She's 11 months?

Exam: She needs an exam. Getting poked would typically only cause tearing, and then lead to possible redness. An infection would be red with possible discharge and tearing, irritation could be all of the above. ...Read more

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My child was poked in the eye today is day3 he won't open it so I can't look at it. The whole outside is swollen and red how do I Know If its infected?

My child was poked in the eye today is day3 he won't open it so I can't look at it. The whole outside is swollen and red how do I Know If its infected?

Worrisome: Infection is certainly possible, but other issues could be worse. If the kid had enough of a hit that there is bleeding inside the eyeball he could develop important complications. Call in and have him seen today.If no room at the office take him to an urgent care center. ...Read more

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I've been poked in the eye. 3 days later i still feel concussed and nauseous. Its not bleeding or too bruised. Or is it serious?

Eye injury: This needs to be evaluated for internal damage to your eye such as microscopic bleeding, inflammation, high pressure, or a retinal problem. Please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Poked in the eye. Small red spot on sclera and bubble like inflammation. Minor discomfort. What can i do to heal?

Poked in the eye. Small red spot on sclera and bubble like inflammation. Minor discomfort. What can i do to heal?

Time: If your vision is unaffected (not blurred, double, etc) this is most likely a hemorrhage from one of the small vessels in or under the membrane (conjunctiva) over the white of the eye. It should resolve by itself over the next couple of weeks. It does not require treatment. ...Read more