I had an epileptic complex partial seizure this monrning and about an hour later I noticed that I somehow hit the corner of my eye on something and I now have an open wound there and of course a bruise. Do you know how I can heal it without leaving a scar which will make me very unhappy if this happens?
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I haven't tried anything, as I don't want to put anything close to the eye itself, just in case it gets into the eye and has any effect on the open wound.
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Is this on your actual eyeball itself? How is your vision?
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No, it seems like it has nothing to do with the eyeball as I don't know what I did at the time. It's like I'm sleepwalking when I have these stupid seizures and it's right next to the open right eye on the outer skin. Can you help me fix this problem or do you only deal with the actual eye ball and sight itself?
I can help you with that....it's close enough to the eye to count as an eye thing :)If you don't think it needs stitches but you want to get it to heal better you can close the wound with steri strips or a small butterfly bandage. If you don't have any of these available then your can use that really strong tape used for mailing packages that has the fiberglass or fibers in it. Do you know what I mean? This tape works as well as a steri strip. Just cut thin (1/8th inch or so) piece and as long as you need to go across the cut (not very long usually) and after cleaning and drying the skin, attach the tape to one side of the cut, hold the other side gently, pull the edges together (don't overlap the skin edges) and stick it down. Try to leave the tape on for 5 days or so or until it falls off.Cuts in this area heal really well as a general rule due to the excellent blood supply.Does this make sense to you?Please remember the top 3 ratings are positives [great service is my goal] and this is how we are compensated. Rate my answer when you are satisfied. If you feel the need to rate low, please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.Otherwise, a high positive rating is very much appreciated, bonuses are great, and find me anytime for follow up.Let me know if you have further questions.
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Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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Vanessa,I was just thinking of you and wondering how your cut is healing. I hope it is doing well.