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an object flew in my eye a day ago (pr0bably a bug) When it

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an object flew in my eye a day ago (pr0bably a bug) When it happened it burned a lot and I rinsed it with Clear eyes. It is still watering and red. It feels like it is scratched on the upper left surface of the eyeball. I don't think there is anything in it. It feels sore in that spot. is there anything I can rinse it with that would relieve the watering? thanks XXXXX

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Do you wear contact lenses?

Dr. Rick :

What were you doing when this bug flew in your eye? Riding a motorcyle at high speed, walking, watching TV etc?

Customer:

no....

Customer:

I was getting out of the car at a gas station.....

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Sheryl,

Hi. Let's continue, shall we?
Sheryl,

Usually a scratch heals in 24 to 36 hours or so.

If you just have a scratch I would goop up your eye with a bland ointment such as lacrilube or refresh PM and put a cold compress on your eye and take tylenol for discomfort.

If, however, the bug or whatever is still stuck under your eyelid, you might have to see a doctor (eye MD or an ER doc) to have it removed.....

Does this make sense to you?

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Hi...I tried your suggestion and my eye is almost well...thank you so much for your help....Sheryl

Sheryl,

I'm glad I could help and managed to save you an expensive trip to the ER. :)

Have a good week.

Dr. Rick