How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. A.S. Desai Your Own Question
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 2429
Experience:  MS Ophthalmology with 13 years of surgical expereince
25407765
Type Your Eye Question Here...
Dr. A.S. Desai is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I got some sawdust in my eye yesterday morning and its been

Resolved Question:

I got some sawdust in my eye yesterday morning and it's been hurting ever since I washed it out a bunch and can't see anything iN there?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 5 years ago.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Hello, Welcome to Just Answer

Dr. A.S. Desai :

Are you available for chat now?

Dr. A.S. Desai :

You have done the right thing by giving a thorough eye wash.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

If you have started putting lubricating eye drops then you need to continue it for few more days.

Customer: What do I do now
Dr. A.S. Desai :

If you have'nt the it is better to start with lubricating eye drops such as preservative free refresh tears eye drops , available over the counter.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

It is likely that the saw dust has abraded the superficial layer of the cornea and is thus causing pain.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

such corneal abrasions heal very well and usually by 24 hours the healing is complete.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

If it is hurting a lot then at bedtime you can put lacrilube eye ointment and patch the eye. By morning the eye should be better.

Dr. A.S. Desai and other Eye Specialists are ready to help you