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It sounds like your ophthalmologist may be giving you 5fluorouracil shots. Do you know what he is using?
this injection can cause the skin on the cornea to "come off", sorta like a corneal abrasion. This would cause the swelling, pain, tearing and photophobia you are experiencing
Also, it would be something that an ophthalmologist would tell you is from the shot and would get better with "resting" the eye.
Yes, in the majority of these cases the cornea heals without any bad side effects. In the normal case of a corneal abrasion I would expect things to be healed by Monday with no problems. However, in the case of epithelial defects from the use of 5-FU healing can be prolonged. I would expect, however, that even in this case with another 48 hours things should be resolved or much better by Monday morning.
What should do you do in the meantime? I would try to relax and keep that eye closed as much as possible, even going to far as to gently tape it closed between doses of your eye drops. This should speed the healing of the epithelium.
I hope you feel better soon.....it sounds like you are in good hands with your current ophthalmologist/glaucoma expert.
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