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can you upload a picture of your eye?
Does light hurt your eye?
Have you been seen by an ophthalmologist (eye MD), or just an optometrist?
Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?
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You should have a complete exam by an anterior segment/corneal specialist.
She may want to do specialized staining to look for any foreign body.....fiberglass can be very, very hard to find.
If there is a localized area of inflammation she may want to just surgically remove the conjunctiva from that spot in hopes of getting the offending fiberglass fiber.
Does this make sense to you?
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Thank you for that additional information and photo.
First of all, going to your optometrist tomorrow is not going to do anything other then transfer money from your pocket to his......this is way beyond the point where he can help you.
Your conjunctiva is irritated in the picture but not in the "point source" I would expect with an embedded fiberglass foreign body.
I do not believe your issue is related to working with the fiberglass.....
You might have some epscleritis, or underlying undiagnosed systemic issue.
So. What should you do?
1. Cancel your optometrist appointment and put that cash toward seeing an expert who might be able to help you: A cornea/external disease ophthalmologist.
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then you have done everything that can be done.........except for a conjunctival biopsy.
Best of luck to you.
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