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I accidentally poked my eye with my fingernail, now there's a red dot. Should I see an eye doctor?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends
This is a very common injury and the bruise you now have on your eye a very common result.
If your vision is unchanged, you are not having any significant eye pain, headache, light sensitivity, eye redness (other than this one spot) and if your pupil is still round in that eye then you are probably okay to watch this; use cool compresses bad artificial tears; go to your eye doctor for worsening.

In brief: Depends
This is a very common injury and the bruise you now have on your eye a very common result.
If your vision is unchanged, you are not having any significant eye pain, headache, light sensitivity, eye redness (other than this one spot) and if your pupil is still round in that eye then you are probably okay to watch this; use cool compresses bad artificial tears; go to your eye doctor for worsening.
David Miller
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
In brief: Subconjuctival heme
If vision is fine and no pain, probably okay.

In brief: Subconjuctival heme
If vision is fine and no pain, probably okay.
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