Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
When did this occur?
If it is still hurting this bad you most likely have, at the very least, a corneal abrasion. You may also have a corneal laceration and, with the history of contact lens use, you are at a much higher risk of a corneal ulcer forming.
Knowing that money is an issue for you right now I hate to say this.....but you really need to be examined by an ophthalmologist in the very near future.
By the way, how big is your dog?
shes a poodle
Ok...still large enough to do significant damage to your eye...
is there anything i can do right now to treat it temporarily until I can get money this week to see a doctor?
You can try cold compresses and preservative free natural tears to soothe the eye. However, if you have a corneal laceration or a corneal ulcer every moment you delay puts you at a much greater risk for significant loss of vision. Without seeing you I really can't tell how risky waiting is, but I've seen very nasty infections/damage that would have been easier to treat if therapy had started right away.
Where in the US are you?
new york city
I trained there. Lived on 15th and 6th in the village for a few years. There are a ton of places to be seen. You could go to NY Eye&Ear, Manhattan Eye and Ear or Cornell Univ hospital, to name just a few. They should see you even in you can't pay right now. You only have two eyes and it's nice to have them both working :)
Does this make sense to you?
ok. thank you. i will go right away tomorrow. i'm just in pain and a little worried :(
I know NY Eye and Ear will see you in the morning in the residents clinic even if you are totally broke. Best of luck
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Best of luck and let me know if I can do anything else to help you. Have a good night.