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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My son poked himself in the eye today with a peice of thin sharp plastic wire, no blood or swelling that i can notice, should I be worried?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poked my right eye with a sharp leaf yest. Over night had pain, tears and swelling. Vision ok, slightly blurred. Can send pic of my pupil - looks ok. ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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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