I scratched my eye...
I wake up this morning with an unbearable pain in the back of my eye. I'm pretty sure some "sleep" got stuck back there and I rubbed it and it cut it. Does anyone know of medication or a method to help it? I've flushed it out twice with solutions and still nothing. +KMA for help.
I think you should probably go see an eye doctor, but I believe they'll put a patch over it so that you don't move it too much, and it can heal.
Is it a pounding pain or a sharp pain?
A colleague of mine scratched her cornea overnight too. It was a feather from her pillow that did it.
If the pain is still there hours after the fact, you should probably call a specialist. Might Google "scratched cornea" for ideas as well.
It's sharp, JJJ. It only hurts like for a second every ten seconds or I guess whenever I move my eye in a certain direction. I don't think an eye patch is possible but thanks for the suggestion, ILoveToys. I'm visiting family all day tomorrow and it just wouldn't be good. lol
[quotecae5aecec4="JKirk"]It's sharp, JJJ. It only hurts like for a second every ten seconds or I guess whenever I move my eye in a certain direction. I don't think an eye patch is possible but thanks for the suggestion, ILoveToys. I'm visiting family all day tomorrow and it just wouldn't be good. lol[/quotecae5aecec4]
No need to scare the children eh!
Kirk at Christmas dinner...
ROFL, I'll walk in the house in that costume and be like whoa, I thought this was a Halloween get-together? lol
i'm sure they'd understand your eyepatch if you explained it.
also the kids would be more fascinated than scared.
[quote68f8088d6f="JKirk"] Does anyone know of medication or a method to help it? [/quote68f8088d6f]
smoke a bowl.
any change in your vision?
is it worse when u move the orb around or rub on your eyelid with your eyelid closed?
[quote0314217124="Columbia University"]Scratches on the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eyeball, can be quite painful. This injury to the eye can also result in tearing, redness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and/or increased involuntary eye blinking. Eyeball scratches, also called corneal abrasions, can be caused by a number of things
li damaged or badly fitted contact lenses, as well as improper sterilization and leaving a lens in for too long
li tiny objects and bits of debris, such as dirt, insects, or sand
li larger foreign objects, such as fingernails, toys, sheets of paper, balls and other sports gear, combs, or tree branches
[b0314217124]It's important to see a health care provider or ophthalmologist as soon as possible after receiving a corneal abrasion, preferably within 24 hours, since untreated eye injuries can become seriously infected and may threaten your vision[/b0314217124]. Until you get yourself checked out, avoid the activity that caused the abrasion. If you think your eye's hurting from a contact lens, don't put the lens in again until a health care provider says it's okay to do so.
With the right treatment, corneal abrasions usually heal quickly, within 1 - 3 days, and are generally easy to deal with. A health care provider or ophthalmologist may first use harmless, fluorescent-staining eye drops and a special light to look for scratches. After examining you, s/he can remove any foreign objects remaining in the eye and prescribe treatments, including
li antibiotic eye drops or ointment to prevent infection
li medicine to dilate the pupil and promote healing
li a temporary eye-patch to shield the cornea and minimize irritation
While some of these treatments may be available over-the-counter, make sure you see a health-care provider or eye-expert rather than attempt to treat yourself.[/quote0314217124]
If it still hurts tomorrow morning, go see a doctor...
Thanks, guys, I had given on this thread after the pirate picture. lol It still hurts but not as bad. I've been using these gel drops in it every once in a while but I'm going to the doctor tomorrow if it still even hurts a little bit tomorrow morning. I suffered from all those symptoms you listed, Keith, except blurred vision so I suppose that's the problem. +KMA after a few hours for the helpful article.