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Hi, I poked myself in the eye with a sharp corner edge of a

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Hi, I poked myself in the eye with a sharp corner edge of a large ziplock baggie a few hours ago. i drove home 70 miles in the dark, and it was running and annoying, but now it is hurting quite a bit. Any suggestions for getting through the night ...a long way to an urgent care center. Hoping it will heal up with rest, but a little worried as a definate cut or injury to eye. Let me know what you think i can do for pain, discomfort and any other suggestions.

Thanks, Jayne

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Are you experiencing any changes in your vision in the involved eye or sensitivity to light,or has your eye gotten red since this has happened?

eyesight2020 :

If it is teary and annoying as you say it is possible you may have scratched the cornea.

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Do you have available at home any artificial tears?

eyesight2020 :

If you have artificial tears available I would use those every couple if hours till you can be seen by your eye doctor later this morning or today.

eyesight2020 :

I would use artificial tears every couple of hours till you can be seen by your eye doctor later this morning or afternoon.

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Cold compressess are better to do since this just happened.

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Hi, and thaks for answering. Yes there is redness of my eye, not a lot, but irratated and running for sure. Also sensitive to light to a degree, not horrible, but i am not enjoying the computer screen at the moment, and have all lights turned down low. I have some cvs pharmacy lubricant eye drops for mild dry eye. It usually stings a little , so not sure if it would hurt more with the drops. The ice pack seem to be helping some.

eyesight2020 :

Keep doing the drops till you can be seen by your eye doctor.

eyesight2020 :

Perhaps drops like refresh liquigel or systane gel drops may be more comforting

eyesight2020 :

Your eye doctor would evaluate you eye for a possible corneal abrasion and if neccessary

eyesight2020 :

prescribe an antibiotic eye drop with a bandage contact lens or have you use artificial tears supplemented with an antibiotic ointment

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