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Last Night my wife dropped a full bottle of Rinse aid because

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Last Night my wife dropped a full bottle of Rinse aid because the top cam eoff in her hand and had some splash into her eye. She spent a long time rinsing it out but it has now swelled up slightly and is causing her some discomfort. What should she do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

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Rinsing it out was the correct thing to do. It is possible that she has some chemical conjunctivitis from the rinse aid. For this I suggest using natural tears as often as needed for comfort along with some bland ointment (lacrilube is a good brand name; any of them will do) at bedtime. I do not believe, based on what you have said, that she has caused significant damage to her eye although it is possible that she got a corneal abrasion from the rinse aid and the flushing. For this continue the drops and ointment along with cool compresses

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She should be back to normal in 24 hours or so. If not, or should the pain get worse, her vision get worse or have any discharge from the eye she should be examined by an ophthalmologist.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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