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What happens if I poke my eye with something sharp?

What happens if I poke my eye with something sharp?

Wide range of things: Anything from an abrasion of tissues that heals without permanent damage to blindness from a penetrating injury due to infection. Bleeding in the eye, cataract formation, and corneal scarring are common from sharp injuries. See an eye md emergently for such an injury. ...Read more

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I poked my eye iris with a sharp paper and now there is a hole in it. Is it gonna heal itself?

I poked my eye iris with a sharp paper and now there is a hole in it. Is it gonna heal itself?

Need eye exam: Your iris is covered by a clear dome called the cornea. I can't imagine a situation where a piece of paper is able to cut through the cornea and then cut the iris. But if you injured your eye in any way, it is prudent to get an eye exam immediately. See an optometrist or ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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My son 4 poked himself in the eye today with a small sharp peice of plastic wire no marks or blood, if it penetrated would i know? Would it bleed?

My son 4  poked himself in the eye today with a small sharp peice of plastic wire no marks or blood, if it penetrated would i know? Would it bleed?

Not neccessarily: I would be be much happier as an ophthalmologist if the child was screaming or complaining. Corneal abrasions hurt. Injuries to the white of the can be painful or not. Penetrating injuries even with a piece of plastic that is described as ""sharp" cause me great concern about potential puncture wounds that can be devastating. The child needs urgent evaluation by a child friendly ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can happen if my son poked his eye?

What can happen if my son poked his eye?

Variable: This could range from a simple eye pain with no findings to a traumatic hemorrhage in the eyeball that would require bed rest & possible eye surgery. Some kids will actually penetrate the eye with a foreign object that would require removal & repair. ...Read more

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My eye has been hit by a sharp object its scissor in the white part of my eye what could possibly happen?

My eye has been hit by a sharp object its scissor in the white part of my eye what could possibly happen?

Minor or serious: It could be minor with no injury at all, or more serious. A superficial injury to the conjunctiva or partially into the sclera can be treated with antibiotic drops to prevent infection. A very serious injury could result if the sharp scissors penetrated thru the sclera to the inside of your eye. An ophthalmologist can carefully examine your eye to determine the extent of injury. ...Read more

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I have something on my face, it is crusty at the tip and when i pushes it it's like it has a sharp point inside my skin that pokes me. Under my rt eye?

I have something on my face, it is crusty at the tip and when i pushes it it's like it has a sharp point inside my skin that pokes me. Under my rt eye?

Hard to be sure: It is possible you have a wart of the skin.It could also be a blackhead or a benign growth known as a sebborheic keratosis. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in my eyes?

What could cause sharp pain in my eyes?

Dry eye syndrome: commonly can be a culprit for occasional sharp pains felt on the eye. When the corneal epithelium (top layer of the cornea) becomes desiccated from excessive drying, the corneal nerves can become sensitized giving one the sensation you describe. Of course other vision threatening ocular diseases can cause this problem and you should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a sharp pain behind the eyes?

Depends: Sharp pain behind the eyes can be due to many issues: most common is dry eye. Much less common causes: infection, inflammation, sinusitis, tumor. ...Read more