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I hurt my eye by a sudden jerk of my hand on my eyelid .No

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I hurt my eye by a sudden jerk of my hand on my eyelid .No redness ,no swelling, no tearing,at this time no doctor is availblehere. I need advice if it is alright to wait till tomorrow to see an eyspecialist?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
You may just have a small scratch on your cornea.

I would use some lubricating ointment, such as refresh PM or lacrilube to soothe and lubricate your eye.

Your eye should feel back to normal in 12 to 24 hours. If it doesn't, then you should have an ophthalmologist take a look at you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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I need to know of an opthalmological preparation.this anyone tell. I provided good medical information:rest, keep the eye coverd?
Or see a doctor immediately?
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.
Refresh PM and lacrilube ARE ophthalmological preparations.

From the information you posted, you do not need any antibiotics etc at this point.

You do not need to keep your eye covered or patched.

Once again, from what you have posted, you do not need to see an ophthalmologist immediately, and going to a regular doctor will not be of much value as she would not have the training and equipment to examine your eye.

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