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What do I do if I poked myself in the eye and it still hurts after an hour?

What do I do if I poked myself in the eye and it still hurts after an hour?

Evaluation: What did the poking? Something that could penetrate the eye? Is the vision disturbed? Are you seeing light flashes or floaters? Is there bleeding? So many questions. You probably should see an ophthalmologist and see if there is a serious problem. ...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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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 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?

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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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?

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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Is it dangerous for the eye to be poked with a fingernail on the lower part near the bone, on the eyelid but still on the eyeball feeling pain?

Is it dangerous for the eye to be poked with a fingernail on the lower part near the bone, on the eyelid but still on the eyeball feeling pain?

Yes, it could be...: 19 y/o female asks Is it dangerous for the eye to be poked with a fingernail on the lower part near the bone, on the eyelid but still on the eyeball feeling pain? Yes, it could be; but then again it may be benign. However this kind of injury should not be ignored as bad infection can happen very quickly there. One should see an Eye Doctor asap or at least see their PCP within 24hrs. ...Read more

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Poked myself in the eye an hour ago. I see fine and eye looks ok. Not red but it just feels very sore. Should I worry? What can I do for it?

Poked myself in the eye an hour ago. I see fine and eye looks ok. Not red but it just feels very sore. Should I worry? What can I do for it?

Compresses: You have contused the peri-ocular tissues. Use cold compresses for 5-10 minutes a few times a day to limit the swelling for 48 hours. Use hot compresses after that for a few days. If it is getting worse after a few days, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My baby poked me in the eye this morning. My eye was fine for a few hours, but now it won't stop tearing?

My baby poked me in the eye this morning. My eye was fine for a few hours, but now it won't stop tearing?

Abrasion: Probably your babys finger scratched off a little of the surface epithelium of your cornea, which can lead to pain and tearing. If you have some lubricating drops you can apply those to comfort the eye. If it still bothers you by tomorrow, especially if the eye is red or the vision is diminished, then you should have your ophthalmologist. See you. ...Read more

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I got hit with a ball on the side of my face near the eye and my eye turn red, after a few hour the redness is reduce. Should I still go to doc?

I got hit with a ball on the side of my face near the eye and my eye turn red, after a few hour the redness is reduce. Should I still go to doc?

See answer: The eye is protected by being recessed in its boney socket. Generally, if vision is ok and there is no pain it's less likely any serious injury occurred. But to be on the safe side you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My child had symptoms of pink eye, redness, discharge, and itchy. Within 2 hours the eye cleared up without treatment. Could this still be pink eye?

My child had symptoms of pink eye, redness, discharge, and itchy. Within 2 hours the eye cleared up without treatment. Could this still be pink eye?

Pink eye: Pink eye refers to any thing that causes the white of the eye to be irritated. If symptoms return and persist for more than a day get him examined ...Read more

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I poked myself in the eye with a comb and it won't stop tearing what do I do?

I poked myself in the eye with a comb and it won't stop tearing what do I do?

Give it some time: You probably caused a corneal abrasion, this will heal overnight. If tearing persists for more than a day, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I poked myself in the eye really hard while sleeping; conjunctiva is red in area where it was poked and mildly painful. Tx at home?

I poked myself in the eye really hard while sleeping; conjunctiva is red in area where it was poked and mildly painful. Tx at home?

See a doctor: Since I cannot see how damaged your eye is, I would suggest you go in for a complete eye exam to check for blood in the eye and other possible secondary injuries like angle recession, PVD and retinal tears. Sometimes the red surface of the eye is just the tip of the iceberg.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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I poked myself with a safety pin in the eye?

I poked myself with a safety pin in the eye?

See an ophthalmolog: Don't mess around, if stuck by a sharp object like a pin, it can easily puncture the eye ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve the pain after someone poked me in the eye?

What can I use to relieve the pain after someone poked me in the eye?

See eye doctor: A poke in your eye warrants an urgent eye exam to make sure you do not have a deeper more serious injury... Even if you're vision is not affected. ...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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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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Could a hard poke to the eye cause heterochromia?

Could a hard poke to the eye cause heterochromia?

Not likely: Acquired heterochromia is due to eye disease. Trauma could do it but it would have to be severe. A poke in the eye is not likely to be severe enough. ...Read more

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My left eye hurts and underneath the eye is puffy?

My left eye hurts and underneath the eye is puffy?

Multiple causes: Sudden soreness and swelling of the eye or eyelids can have multiple causes. Most common would be a chalazion or a hordeolum (stye). Other infectious and inflammatory causes are possible, including conjunctivitis, iritis, sinusitis, etc. You can try a warm compress (clean washcloth rinsed with very warm tap water) for a day or two, but see an eye md promptly if the symptoms are not resolved soon. ...Read more

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I was hit in the eye by an elbow and it hurts what should I do?

I was hit in the eye by an elbow and it hurts what should I do?

Professional help: Can't diagnose severity of injury to eye and surrounding tissues over the computer. Please see your GP, an Opthalmologist (eye specialist), Urgent Care, or ER. ...Read more

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When sty pops can you feel it? And if it is inside the eye would it hurt when it pops?

When sty pops can you feel it? And if it is inside the eye would it hurt when it pops?

Yes: You feel the release of pressure when a sty drains. You may also feel the thickened oil as it drains out. Continue to heat and express the built up oil once it starts to drain. ...Read more

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Can spiderwebs hurt in the eye?

Can spiderwebs hurt in the eye?

No: Spiderwebs are types of floaters which do not hurt but are seen when moving the eyes. They are usually harmless but if accompanied by light flashes you should see a retinal specialist right away to rule out possible retinal detachment. ...Read more