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Got coolant in eye at work yesterday. Am trying to avoid going

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Got coolant in eye at work yesterday. Am trying to avoid going to the emergency room if at all possible. The pain from the beginning has gotten better but now my eye burns on the outside corner. What do I do?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 6 years ago.

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The pain and burning sensation after putting lubricant eye drops is probably due to corneal epithelium getting denuded. It will need lubricant eye ointment and patching the eye for 24 hours which lets the epithelium to heal. Next day onwards you can start the lubricating eye drops like preservative free Refresh tears eye drops , 1 drop 4 times a day. If the symptoms persist beyound 3-4 days or worsen then you will need a detailed eye check up under a slit lamp by an ophthalmologist , as you may need steroid eye drops .

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