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How is your eye now? Have you been flushing it with a lot of water?
Does it hurt a lot? Feels like you have a foreign body in it?
It has most likely taken all of the skin off the front of your eye (cornea) and caused a chemical burn of your conjunctiva. This will heal with time and, in the long run, you should have no visual loss.
The bad news? If you are not able to hold your eyelids open, your face under the running water and really, really flush out your eye well for at least 15 minutes, the pH (acid content) may stay high around your eye and continue to cause some damage.
If you had to guess, how well did you flush your eye? Did you get water all over the place, make a real big mess and hold your eyes open under the faucet for at least 15 minutes?
Ok. If you have any doubt, the safest thing is to go to the ER where they can use a special instrument to flush your eye with a few liters of sterile saline and check the pH to make sure it has come back to normal.
If you don't want to do that, the shower thing will work, then goop up your eye with lacrilube. The pain will most likely wake you up when you start dreaming (REM) sleep.
Does this make sense to you?
How long ago?
My pleasure. If in doubt, go to the ER.....
Take care and I hope you feel better soon.
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