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About 3-4 weeks ago, I was @ dinner when I felt a sharp pain

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About 3-4 weeks ago, I was @ dinner when I felt a sharp pain in my eye like an eyelash or piece of hair poked me in the eye, but I don't think that it did, but it has been burning me off & on now since then. Should I get this checked out?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Your symptoms are suggestive of dry eyes or ocular allergies. Over the counter artificial tears 4-6 times a day will help reduce any irritation. Additionally, an anti-allergy eyedrop such as Zaditor twice daily can help with the burning.

Since your symptoms are worsening, yes it would be wise to have an eye doctor look at it.

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