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I put anbesol drop in my eye on saturday morning. flushed with

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I put anbesol drop in my eye on saturday morning. flushed with lots of water and been keeping closed with genteal lubricant but still pretty swollen what should i do if anything
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No contacts

Vision is ok

Must force my eye open as it's still pretty swollen and purple on outside red on inside

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Ok. Thank you for that extra information.

This actually happens more often than you would think it does. In my practice I come across this about once a year :(

The good news? You did the right thing by flushing with a lot of water and genteel ointment.

The other good news? When the swelling goes down, everything will be OK. There should be no long term damage to your eyes or vision. It will, however, be swollen for a day or so more....

I would continue to keep your eye gooped up with the genteel ointment and put ice on the swelling.

You can tell your friends and co-workers that the other guy looks a lot worse ;)

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Should it still "feel" sore when i move it?


You probably scratched the cornea a bit flushing your eye out. This feeling should go away by tomorrow morning, along with noticeable improvement in the swelling.

If that is not the case by this time tomorrow you should have an ophthalmologist take a look at you.

I do, however, believe you will be OK in the long run...

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