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Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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I have had gasoline splashed in my eye - how should it be treated

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I have had gasoline splashed in my eye - how should it be treated after using lots of water and eyewash solution?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 3 years ago.

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. You've already done the most important treatment. At this point, I would recommend using artificial tears 4-5 times per day, cool compresses on the eyes and if your eyes are still bothering you, you can use a lubricating eye ointment at night. However, if your Eyes are still giving you significant problems, I would recommend seeing your ophthalmologist because some prescription treatment might be necessary.
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