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I see you are offline.I beleive that your flushing your eyes wash adequate.However,if they are still irritated you may want to try using artificial tears such as refresh tears .
back online. This is a new feature of Just Answer. I didn't know there was live chat - that's fantastic.
Since the hydrocortisone you used is a steroid that is not of opthalmic quality, that is perhaps why you experienced the burning sensation you experienced.
hmm. ok - but in regards XXXXX XXXXX eye / cornea damage
i gather that's not a concern..
Are your eyes red or do you have any decrease in vision?
Um well that's sort of loaded question only because I have had some weird vision problems for years now but apparently nothing is wrong with my eyes - its a weird brain thing that nobody has / could figure out
decrease in vision - I don't think so - eyes might have been a little red but that just as well could have been allergies, it's been rather cold here.
i thought maybe a slight decrease but what I have normally makes my vision fluctuate in weird ways
so can this stuff damage your eye?
I see,but has there been a change in your vision since this has occured?
that's the basic question
if something maybe sligtly
but i dont' think so
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well there are time we prescribe steroids drops or ointments so as far as your worrying about any serious damage other than just your eyes being irritated
hould be a big concern.
I would use the artificial tears untill you can follow up with your eye doctor.
sorry - i take it to mean it shouldn't be a big concern of should
I do not beleive it should be something to be overly worried about.
ok. good to know (I didn't even realize steroid drops / creams were perscribed at times). Interesting. Learn something new everyday.
I don't have a dedicated eye doctor at the moment.
The artificial tears will coat your eyes and alleviate any irritation you are feeling.
ok and if I am feeling little to no irritation
I should feel comfortable in not making an appointment
because it sounds like the cortisone cream hasn't (in theory) caused anything wrong that my eye cant fix on its own
with sleep,drops, time etc.
*if anything at all.
- again I appreciate the thoroughness of your answers.
So in summary, if after flushing your eyes you have no irritation then you do not need to use artificial tears but if they are irritated in any way I would use the tears and then followwup with your eye doctor
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