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How hard did you poke your eye?
Other than the redness (which might be spreading) and the point tenderness at the spot, do you have any other symptoms -- such as sensitivity to light, your pupil being out of round, etc?
Are you available to chat?
Hi Dr. Rick. Yes, I am available. It was a quick poke, I blinked and I think it was more of a scratch than a poke. Pupil seems normal. I don't seem to have any sensitivity to light. I do have a bit of a headache right above the eyes. Perhaps that is from a little light sensitivity.
It feels more dry than watery, if that helps.
Sorry. The Grand daughter was crying.....and I've drawn baby duty for the morning.
I think you will be OK. It sounds like may have nicked a conjunctival blood vessal and maybe cut the skin (conjunctiva) a bit.
Aw, that's ok, hahaQ
This will heal just fine.
You can, as you already mentioned, use artificial tears to sooth your eye and it should be fine.
Of course, to be 110% sure, you should see an ophthalmologist next week...but, no trip to the ER needed :)
Does this make sense to you?
Yes, it does. It was the ER trip that I was unsure about. I will make an appointment next week. Thank you so much for your help.
Now she is reaching for the keyboard.....aren't babies fun?
Yes, they are! You have to enjoy them when you can because they grow up before you know it!
My pleasure...have a good weekend/
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