Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
do you wear contact lenses?
How long has this been going on for ?
What is the name of the antibiotic and how long and how many times a day are you using it?
Also, who prescribed it for you or is it left overs?
yes i wear contacts, it has been going on for 2 days now, ciprofloxacin opthalmic solution just left overs
i have no insurance thats why im using that
Ok. Well, I bet you have a corneal ulcer. These can be very dangerous. How often are you using the cipro and what has it expired?
Cipro, while no longer my first choice for contact lens associated corneal ulcers, is a good drug.......
it expires on 2013
ok. How often do you put it in your eye and how long ago did you start using it?
2 drops twice a day
Ok. That is not enough.
First of all.....I should give you the party line:
I have had a patient actually have to have their eyeball removed and thrown in a bucket from a contact lens associated corneal ulcer so these things are nothing to mess around with. Since your condition has been going on for 2 days I do not think you have the same horrible bacteria that this patient had....but you have to realize what you are putting at risk by treating this yourself. ......
That being said, if you do not want to see an ophthalmologist right away, you should put one drop of the cipro in your eye every two hours...around the clock for the next 24 hours if possible.
i know it's horrible i was at work when i started to have eye pain..
Make sure to close you eye gently and keep in closed for about 5 minutes to let the drop soak in.
will it go away?
Also, right now I would like you to put one drop in your eye every 15 minutes for 4 times to get a "loading" dose of antibiotic going.....
i thought it was just makeup stuck in my eyeball
Hopefully it will go away. You may end up with a small scar. Is the white spot smack dab in the middle of your cornea?
Nope. Not makeup but rather a fairly serious eye infection.
no it's on the colored part of my eye
not the cornea
As you can see, this is a very serious thing. But, if with what I am telling you to do it is a little it better in the morning and gets a bit better then you should be ok
The cornea overlies the color part of your eye (the iris)
Does this make sense to you?
I'm not sure if you are still there.......
yes i am
should i send you a picture?
sure. That would be great. You can use the paperclip on your screen
I should have thought of that earlier :(
I'm used to dealing with people in their 70....uploading a picture is pretty much impossible for them...
That didn't work. Are you on a mac?
Ya.....we have problems with mac's try tinypic:
Save your picture on your computer, someplace easy to find it such as your desktop.
Go to www.tinypic.com
Upload your picture to the site tinypic.com by browsing for it as directed.
This opens up files on your computer. Double click on the picture you want to upload then hit open (bottom right of the screen). This will take you back to the tinypic page. Hit "upload now" then do the secret code thing and your picture will upload into the system.
Once you do that it gives you a bunch of links you can use, one of which says "direct link for layouts" It is important to use this box. It is the forth one down from the top of the page.
Copy the link from inside this box and then paste it into your justanswer dialog box and send it to your expert.
is the white spot like the one at about 6:00 on this patients eye?
not the white glob to the left....that is just mucus
oh no that is huge
its a bit smaller 12:00 not on the black part of eye
any luck with tinypic?
almost got it
The chat system crashed. I will switch to Q&A and we can continue there.
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