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Do you wear contact lenses?
And if you do wear them, did you sleep in them last night?
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Also, do you remember how you might have scratched your eyes?
I do not wear contact lenses
How is your vision in the affected eye?
I used my fingers (not the nails) to go over my closed eyes
The vision is ok, the problem is that I have the feeling I got something in the eye
Ok. Well, is sounds like some of the skin on the clear part of your eye (cornea) has been scratched off. The good news? Even though this will hurt for a bit it should heal without any residual damage to your eye or your vision.
The best thing you can do is continue to use the artificial tears to soothe your eyes along with cool compresses. If you find that the drops are not soothing your eye for a long enough time you can use OTC ointment such as lacrilube or refresh PM to soothe your eye. This ointment will, however, blur your vision for a bit.
Everything should be fine within 24 hours.
Does this make sense to you?
My pleasure. I hope you feel better soon.
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