Five weeks ago, I acidentally got false eyelash adhesive into my eye - quite a substantial amount. It didnt burn at the time, and as it was eyelash glue, I didnt think I needed to flush it with water. Over the course of the following week, my eye started to hurt: I felt pain in the eye
when exposed to bright light, and friends commented that my eyelid looked 'puffy'. I also saw a brown[ish] discolouration in the corner of the eye, and extra fluid over my eyeball, which had congealed to the bottom of the eye.
I also noticed that the eyelash glue had burnt the corner of the outer edge of my eye, where the skin is very thin.
I attended a Specialist Eye Hospital in that second week - concerned that I'd done real damage to my eye.
The Consultant gave me an examination first putting drops into my eye, then using his Specialist lamp.
He did not seem overly concerned, but concluded that I'd suffered minor chemical injury with chemosis?
I was then prescribed preservative free eyedrops to be administered four times a day for one week, then twice a day for the second week.
I have followed the instructions, but am monitoring the fact that the discolouration us still there, although the pain has abated somewhat, and now only occurs infrequently and fleetingly.
Am I right to still be concerned?
I would appreciate your help.