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What can I do to treat puncture wound of the eyelid?
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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Rapid evaluation
This is not an area for home remedies! damage to the eyeball can accompany any eyelid puncture! get examined by an ophthalmologist or an er doctor asap!

In brief: Rapid evaluation
This is not an area for home remedies! damage to the eyeball can accompany any eyelid puncture! get examined by an ophthalmologist or an er doctor asap!
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Mike Bowman
a scrape is no big deal, but a true puncture wound should be fully evaluated. If you have any vision changes, run, don't walk to the ER
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: See an eye dr
Then a plastic surgeon.

In brief: See an eye dr
Then a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Depends
Is this tiny or big.
Is the lid working? Was the implement doing the puncture clean ? Is your tetanus shot up to date? Does it need suturing? Is the tear flow interrupted? And did it just involve the lid or is the eye also punctured? If this is a tiny puncture like from a clean needle you can keep it clean at observe. Otherwise considering having an ophthalmologist see it.

In brief: Depends
Is this tiny or big.
Is the lid working? Was the implement doing the puncture clean ? Is your tetanus shot up to date? Does it need suturing? Is the tear flow interrupted? And did it just involve the lid or is the eye also punctured? If this is a tiny puncture like from a clean needle you can keep it clean at observe. Otherwise considering having an ophthalmologist see it.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Evaluate first
First evaluate the wound and assess tissue damage.
If skin only, a simple suture repair is all that may be required. However, involvement of the septum or periorbital fat or conjunctiva or even the globe may require ophthalmologic studies or imaging as well as urgent surgical treatment.

In brief: Evaluate first
First evaluate the wound and assess tissue damage.
If skin only, a simple suture repair is all that may be required. However, involvement of the septum or periorbital fat or conjunctiva or even the globe may require ophthalmologic studies or imaging as well as urgent surgical treatment.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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