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Hi. I am Dr. Jewelewicz. Hope I can help you. You say your vision is fine?
As far as I can tell
That's good. Do you have any flashing lights when you look around, almost like lightning? Or any unusual spots floating in front of your vision?
But it does sseem a little irritated
Good. Most likely you have some irritation on your cornea either from hand mashing on your eye, or from your eyelid not being entirely closed for some time due to your hand position. Either way, this will produce some surface irritation on your cornea (called punctate keratitis) which will resolve with time. Lubrication such as artifical tears are helpful, and you should continue to do this for the rest of the day. One good night's sleep and your eye should feel better in the morning. I would not be overly concerned. If you develop any change in vision, flashing lights, or floaters then you should be seen.
WHAT would be the harm done, if any?
None - it's like a scrape on your arm. It heals back to normal. But a scrape on your cornea is alot more uncomfortable than your arm. If you develop real pain or blurred vision, and your eye gets red, then that little scrape may be infected. Short of those symptoms, I think it is safe to observe for 24 hours and see what it feels like tomorrow. If you develop those symptoms, I would have it looked at.
But mashing you eye for several hours can only cause corneal abrasions?
mashing your eye can do all sorts of things. But your vision is fine, you have no flashes or floaters, some mild irritation, no pain - these are all important parts of your history than suggest you have nothing more serious going on. SPK (superficial punctate keratitis) can be uncomfortable - but is not serious, and barring some other condition such as chronic dry eye or other abnormality, should resolve quickly. Does that address your concern?
IFit happened at4:30 this morning and I have none of those symtoms yet, am I past the danger zone?
Yes, I think so. Give it a day, use some lubricating drops today - not "get the red out" drops, just simple "artificial tears" and get a good night's sleep (without mashing your eye this time!). You should feel better by tomorrow. I think you will be absolutely fine. If you happen to develop the symptoms we talked about, THEN I would seek attention (I do not think you will develop any of these, but that's what I would look for). You should be just fine!
ok im just anxious thaks a lot
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