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My dog kicked me in the eye, approx 5 days ago. I was expecting

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My dog kicked me in the eye, approx 5 days ago. I was expecting a black eye. My eye has been bloodshot after applying makeup remover ( I use coconut oil), but not bad enough for anyone to notice. Today, while applying that, I felt pressure and a little pain on the eye, and noticed that the white of my eye is folding-toward the eyeball. I am guessing the sclera has detached. Should I go to the doctor, the eye doctor, or just let it heal naturally?

Dr. Rick :

Hi. My name isXXXXX and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Is your vision affected at all?

Dr. Rick :

Is there any pain or discharge currently?

Customer:

No, It doesn't seem to be.

Customer:

Maybe not pain. Itching and a feeling of mild pressure

Customer:

I haven't noticed any discharge.

Dr. Rick :

Is the white part of you eye bloodshot or look like raw hamburger?

Customer:

Yes, bloodshot.

Customer:

It is bloodshot toward the lower outer corner, but the white part that isn't bloodshot, toward the retina is what is folding.

Dr. Rick :

Ok. It sounds like your dog may have caused a small cut in the skin that covers your eyeball (called conjunctiva). Since it seems that you are otherwise OK this will most likely heal on its own.

Customer:

Super! Thanks for your help!

Dr. Rick :

But, since I can not examine your eye and tell for sure what is going on it may be safest for you to see an ophthalmologist just to make sure everything is OK...you only have two eyes...

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure.

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Dr. Rick :

But, all in all, I think you are going to be OK :)

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