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Apart from watering , is there any redness?
my eye is a bit bloodshot
and slightly red on the inside of the eye
inside corner of my eye**
Do you still have any foreign body sensation in that eye?
yes but i have rinsed it out 3 times and cannot visibly see anything
There are a few possibilities here. One is that the foreign body could have got lodged beneath the undersurface of the upperlid.
It is one of the commonest sites and can only be seen on everting the upperlid.
If you can see the foreign body on everting the upperlid then it can be removed gently with an earbud.
If you do not find anything there, then it is likely that there could have been a corneal abrasion.
However corneal abrasions heal very well with lubricating eye drops and patching of the eye overnight. The cornea heals well wihin 24 hours.
couldn't see anything in the mirror when i just looked
Could be a superficial corneal abrasion which is not visible to naked eye.
Use lubricating eye drops and patch the eye overnight. If you get symptomatic relief then continue with lubricating eye drops for a week.
If no improvement is seen then it is better to get the eye examined closely by an eye doctor.
Is there anything else that I can answer for you?
ok then so if I havent seen an improvement in the morning (24 hours after it happened) then I should consult the eye doctor?
or 24 hours after I've used the eye drops and patch?
Yes, to be on the safer side. Consult if no improvement after 24 hours of using drops and patching.
Ok then thanks
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