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For a grain of sand in a 5yo eye should I go to pediatrician, pediatric ophthalmologist or er?

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Dr. Dean Bonsall
Ophthalmology - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ER with eye doctor

Goto er with ophthalmology coverage.

In brief: ER with eye doctor

Goto er with ophthalmology coverage.
Dr. Dean Bonsall
Dr. Dean Bonsall
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ophthalmologist

Not easy to get foreign body out of child's eye.
You can spend hours in E.R. Go to local ophthalmologist.

In brief: Ophthalmologist

Not easy to get foreign body out of child's eye.
You can spend hours in E.R. Go to local ophthalmologist.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Any

Any one of them can help.
.. It depends on how quickly and how bad the symptoms are. If your 5 y/o is experiencing a lot of pain... There might be a corneal abrasion... You are going to have easier access to an er. The er could also more easily provide some sedation/immediate pain relief and would be more able to flush the eye. If it is not causing any problems... Regular peds or wait.

In brief: Any

Any one of them can help.
.. It depends on how quickly and how bad the symptoms are. If your 5 y/o is experiencing a lot of pain... There might be a corneal abrasion... You are going to have easier access to an er. The er could also more easily provide some sedation/immediate pain relief and would be more able to flush the eye. If it is not causing any problems... Regular peds or wait.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

In brief: Call for Peds

Your pediatrician may be able to deal with this but if the child is in a lot of pain and the pediatrician is not available, go to the uc or er for a clean out.
The sand can potentially scratch the sclera and cornea so getting the sand out is important.

In brief: Call for Peds

Your pediatrician may be able to deal with this but if the child is in a lot of pain and the pediatrician is not available, go to the uc or er for a clean out.
The sand can potentially scratch the sclera and cornea so getting the sand out is important.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Cindy Daugherty
Pediatrics

In brief: Pediatrician

Call your child's pediatrician for advice.
The pediatrician will take care of this problem or refer you to the correct facility if they are not available.

In brief: Pediatrician

Call your child's pediatrician for advice.
The pediatrician will take care of this problem or refer you to the correct facility if they are not available.
Dr. Cindy Daugherty
Dr. Cindy Daugherty
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Dr. Cindy Daugherty
That's great. I'm so glad.
Dr. John Downing
Ophthalmology

In brief: ER or ophthalmologis

An er doctor or any ophthalmologist would be able to remove foreign bodies like that.

In brief: ER or ophthalmologis

An er doctor or any ophthalmologist would be able to remove foreign bodies like that.
Dr. John Downing
Dr. John Downing
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