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Apart from the minor swelling of the lids, is there any redness/pain/watering from the eyes? How is the vision in the eyes?
In that case there is unlikely to be any serious chemical injury to the eye per se. You have just done the right thing by giving a thorough eye wash immediately( as is the protocol). In addition you can start putting lubricating eye drops to flush out any remaining irritant and to give a soothening effect to the eyes and for relief from dry eye sensation.
You can use preservative free Refresh tears eye drops, 1 drop 4 times a day.
It is available over the counter.
You can even give a cold compress to reduce the swelling under the eye.
Not that I think so. An eye exam would have been necessary in case of presence of other eye symptoms such as redness/pain/watering or photophobia.
Yes. If the irritation or itching persists , then you can add Alaway eye drops( ketotifen) , 1 drop twice a day for 1 week. Also it would be better to discontinue the wear of contact lenses for atleast 1week even if there are no eye symptoms and discontinue for 2 weeks if irritation persists beyond 1 week.
The itching or tiredness could be due to the contact of the chemical which could have incited some amount of inflammation within. Yes, lubricating eye drops will help to give relief tp the right eye .
I understand that but wearing of contact lenses are not advisable in case of chemical injury as there is a risk of inflammation in the eye which can get aggravated by contacts. If cornea is absolutely clear, then you can wear the contacts ( a new pair). But continue using lubricating eye drops for atleast 2-3 weeks.
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