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The right lower quadrant of my right eye is irritated. Feels

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The right lower quadrant of my right eye is irritated. Feels like an eyelash, but it is definitely not. I have rinse the eye repeatedly and used an antbiotic oitment 3 times since yesterday. I have a vague recollection of a small spash of a substance during a root canal treatment last week. Any suggestions? Thank you fromXXX@XXXXXX.XXX
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. James replied 3 years ago.
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Dr. James :

Hello,

Was the antibiotic ointment prescribed for this particular condition?
Do you have any decrease in vision?
Is it irritated on the whites of the eyes or on the eyelid?
Do you have any discharge from your eyes?

Customer:

this antibiotic, fuciithalmic was given by the g.p. based on symtoms and not by eye examination. I experienced some blur in vision last week, Aug. 2 upon returning from the root canal treatment. I was given citanest as anaesthetic. The following day, I returned to dentist for a filling, same anaesthetic, but this time they placed glasses on me to avoid any splash, they said. Irritation seems to be on white of eye. No discharge. it is actually difficult to localize the exact spot of irritation.

Dr. James :

Thank you for the additional information. The local anesthetic should have worn off by now. If if some of it had splashed in your eyes, its effect should be resolved by now. There are many causes of irritation to the eyes. Sometimes it can be a misdirected eyelashes or due to dry eyes. Infection is a possibility as well, but your symptoms appear more to be due to irritation.

You should continue with the antibiotic in case it is an infection. You should also discontinue use of any eye make or contact lenses in the case there is irritation from that. You should also use artificial tears 4-6 times a day in addition to the antibiotic If the symptoms worsen, then you should have your eyes evaluated.

Customer:

yes, the local anaesthetic is long worn off. the blur was apartent within the first two hours. No it is not an eyelash problem, nor do I use eye make. I do not wear contact lenses. I did use something like artifical tears, but not that brand as well a dilution of colloidal silver which ordinarly helps

Dr. James :

You may also have episcleritis with is focal inflammation on the whites of the eyes. Artificial tears are useful for that. If symptoms are severe, then a topical corticosteroid can help.

Customer:

yes, perhaps, but how to obtain this? I am not in the U.S.?

Dr. James :

It is by prescription. You will need to see your eye doctor.

Customer:

I guess I should have figured on visiting an eye doctor first,. thank you for trying.

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