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If I have something lodged in my conjunctiva, how soon should I get it checked/fixed?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: ASAP

Dont wait.
It can become embedded or infected and therefore harder to treat.

In brief: ASAP

Dont wait.
It can become embedded or infected and therefore harder to treat.
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: After several days

The conjunctiva and supporting eye structures are terrific at cleaning themselves out.
After all they are bombarded with stuff all day whenever you are walking around or when the wind blows your way. If something is casually lodged on the conjunctival surface, it will almost certainly clean itself out. If the object struck the eye at high speed, then get help.

In brief: After several days

The conjunctiva and supporting eye structures are terrific at cleaning themselves out.
After all they are bombarded with stuff all day whenever you are walking around or when the wind blows your way. If something is casually lodged on the conjunctival surface, it will almost certainly clean itself out. If the object struck the eye at high speed, then get help.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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