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Can an optometrist remove an slightly embedded spec of dirt from the sclera of the eye--gives an scatchy feeling?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Probably any procedure such as this should be done by an ophthalmologist which can be done as an office procedure in a moment.
Foreign specks either stick to the cornea or to the conjunctiva under the upper lid. The sclera is covered with a layer of tissue and so a speck such as you describe is not on the sclera directly.

In brief: Yes

Probably any procedure such as this should be done by an ophthalmologist which can be done as an office procedure in a moment.
Foreign specks either stick to the cornea or to the conjunctiva under the upper lid. The sclera is covered with a layer of tissue and so a speck such as you describe is not on the sclera directly.
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