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I got rubbing alcohol in my eye last night. I washed it out immediately. Do i need to go see a doctor today?Or am i fine? My eye is a little sore today, but not much. I just worry about stuff like that

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine

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If you have concerns and is bothersome see an ophthalmologist!

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If you have concerns and is bothersome see an ophthalmologist!
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Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
Ophthalmology

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More than likely you just rinsed out the natural oils and tear film and the eyes feel a little dry.
This can disrupt the ph of your tear film. Likely your eyes will return to normal within 24-48 hours. Rinse your eyes with sterile saline solution, unisol is a brand available in most drugstores. Just rinse your eyes for a few moments. Then instill preservative free artificial tears (systane, refresh, or other preservative free brand) every 2 hours today and then 4x's a tomorrow. If no improvement in symptoms by tomorrow, then see an eye doctor. You may need an anti-biotic or anti-inflammatory eye drops to help resolve. Also, if you note excessive crusting around eyelashes upon waking, increasing light sensitivity or continuous mucus discharge see an eye doctor.

In brief: More

More than likely you just rinsed out the natural oils and tear film and the eyes feel a little dry.
This can disrupt the ph of your tear film. Likely your eyes will return to normal within 24-48 hours. Rinse your eyes with sterile saline solution, unisol is a brand available in most drugstores. Just rinse your eyes for a few moments. Then instill preservative free artificial tears (systane, refresh, or other preservative free brand) every 2 hours today and then 4x's a tomorrow. If no improvement in symptoms by tomorrow, then see an eye doctor. You may need an anti-biotic or anti-inflammatory eye drops to help resolve. Also, if you note excessive crusting around eyelashes upon waking, increasing light sensitivity or continuous mucus discharge see an eye doctor.
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