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I accidentally got clear care solution in my eye it burns

Customer Question

I accidentally got clear care solution in my eye it burns really bad and my eye is red. Should I be worried?
JA: It's hard to know for sure. The Opthamologist will figure it out.
Customer: Alright.
JA: Did you have a recent injury to the eye? How is your vision?
Customer: No injuries. Vision is fine I guess.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No don't think so
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  khagihara replied 6 months ago.

Clear care solution is hydrogen peroxide cleaner. You should rinse your eye with running tap water for at least 15 minutes. You should go to the ER to have exam.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Is it that severe to go to the emergency room ?

Expert:  khagihara replied 6 months ago.

Hydrogen peroxide is alkaline. Alkaline substances usually cause more severe damage than acids. You should go there.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Would it be fine to wait till morning?

Expert:  khagihara replied 6 months ago.

You should go there now.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

What exactly is the danger?

Expert:  khagihara replied 6 months ago.

Correction. Hydrogen peroxide is not alkaline but an oxidising agent. Eye exposure to 3% solutions may cause immediate stinging, irritation, lacrimation and blurred vision, but severe injury is unlikely. Exposure to more concentrated hydrogen peroxide solutions (>10%) may result in ulceration or perforation of the cornea.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Bit of relief ? I'm not going to go blind or anything right ?

Expert:  khagihara replied 6 months ago.

Not likely.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.

Okay well ill wait till tomorrow to see any improvement ifrom not I'll go to the emergency room. Thanks

Expert:  khagihara replied 6 months ago.

You are welcome. Please rate my answer. Thank you.