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I splashed gasoline in my left eye. washed it out for 15 min

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I splashed gasoline in my left eye. washed it out for 15 min w/ tap water. What else should I do ?

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?


Doctor DanB : I would recommend repeating this 15 minute water flush one more time. After that I would recommend using artificial tears 4 to 5 times per day in this eye and if it is still irritated using a lubricating eye ointment in that I at night. If after 48 hours of doing this that eye is still irritated or the vision significantly affected, then I would recommend going to see your ophthalmologist as soon as you could. Does that make sense?



can i buy a lubricating ointment otc?

Doctor DanB : Yes right next to the artificial tears.
Doctor DanB : Do you have any other questions about this?

can I buy the lub ointment OTC?

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