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I was shot in the eye with a soft rubber pellet last week.

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I was shot in the eye with a soft rubber pellet last week. It has been red but today I noticed that at the center of the redness looks like a slight tear (where the white of the eye meets colored portion) and there is a small white bump (pimple). I actually have a picture if you are able to accept pictures.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

yes, I can accept pictures. Here is one good way to send them to me:

Dr. Rick :

Save your picture on your computer, someplace easy to find it such as your desktop.


Go to www.tinypic.com


Upload your picture to the site tinypic.com by browsing for it as directed.


Once you do that it gives you a bunch of links you can use, one of which says "direct link for layouts" It is important to use this box. It is the forth one down from the top of the page.


Copy the link from inside this box and then paste it into your justanswer dialog box and send it to your expert.


 

Customer:

cool, will do now

Dr. Rick :

ok

Customer:

http://i54.tinypic.com/358x8it.jpg

Dr. Rick :

ok. let me take a look. be right back.

Customer:

ok

Dr. Rick :

Ohhh.....that's pretty angry looking. Good picture though....

Customer:

thanks

Dr. Rick :

It looks like you did, indeed, cut the conjunctiva at the time of the initial injury. You now have a conjunctival cyst and it even looks like it may be infected.

Dr. Rick :

You should see an ophthalmologist. Depending on what it looks like under the slit lamp she may want to "pop" it and then give you some antibiotic drops to use for a bit.

Customer:

ok cool. Can it wait till morning?

Dr. Rick :

It's not an emergency, but you should have it looked at in the next few days.

Customer:

great, thanks so much

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure. Your picture really helped. Thanks.

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Dr. Rick :

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