Eye

Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Eye

My girlfried was picking up a fallen plant and while doing

Customer Question
so got poked in the...
My girlfried was picking up a fallen plant and while doing so got poked in the eye by one of the pointed ends. It is a palmetto type plant ( not the type with the sharp needles) but a type with softer ends. Her eye is bleeding in the inside corner. She rinsed it with a saline soloution but there is still blood in the eye. What to do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.Category: Eye
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
11/6/2010
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 7 years ago
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,672
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Verified
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I can help you this morning.

Dr. Rick :

How is her vision? Does it hurt a lot?

Dr. Rick :

Do you have access to a digital camera that can put the picture on your computer? If so I can show you how to send it to me. A close up picture will help a lot.

Customer:

Vision is fine, just a bit of pressure at site. does not hurt

Customer:

okay will take a moment just need a site to send it to

Dr. Rick :

Ok, sounds like she missed the cornea and has not stuck the stick all the way into her eye.

Dr. Rick :

Here is the instructions for uploading a picture:

Dr. Rick :

Upload your picture to the site tinypic.com by browsing for it as directed.

Once you do that it gives you a bunch of links you can use, one of which says "direct link for layouts"

Copy the link inside this box and then paste it into your justanswer dialog box and send it to your expert.

Dr. Rick :

I'll standby

Dr. Rick :

and go get a cup of coffee :o)

Dr. Rick :

hi.

Customer: Customer
Customer:

do you have an email

Dr. Rick :

Are you having problems with the picture upload? The justanswer site block all external emails......

Dr. Rick :

I've had very good luck with pictures using the above directions in the past.

Dr. Rick :

I can see you are typing. I'm here.

Customer:

the picture is uploaded

Dr. Rick :

that didn't work. When you are at the tinypic site the first box says "browse" click on that button. It will then search your computer. Find your picture so it's location is listed inside that box.

Customer:

everytime i paste the url is send you upload more pics?

Customer:

i did that

Customer:

and it did upload the pic

Customer:

i cannot send it to you

Dr. Rick :

no. The picture didn't upload. Let's make sure that all the steps have been done together. I'll send you a picture as a trial and we can do it together. Save your eye picture on your desktop and give it a name such as "stickineye" or something.

Dr. Rick :

now, open the tinypic.com webpage.

Dr. Rick :

sorry if I am being too simple for you, but I want to make sure that we are doing everything to get your picture uploaded.

Dr. Rick :

still with me?

Customer:

yes

Customer:

http://tinypic.com/34sngnm.jpg

Customer:

see if you can open that

Dr. Rick :

OK. Use the browse button under the "upload images & videos" heading, next to the box labeled "file". Once you find the picture you will see something like " c:\users\pictures\stickintheeye

Dr. Rick :

Next, on the same page, push the large "upload now!" button

Dr. Rick :

enter the security code letters

Customer:

i just sent you the link to the picture

Customer:

http://tinypic.com/34sngnm.jpg

Dr. Rick :

http://i51.tinypic.com/2rdu6q1.jpg

Customer:

what is that for?

Customer:

i did all that was required to send the picture

Customer:

were u able to open the link i sent you

Dr. Rick :

could you open mine?

Dr. Rick :

yours is acting up.....

Customer:

yes and saw the stadium

Dr. Rick :

On the final page, after you type in the silly letters, you use the bottom box on the "share this image" page. This box is labeled "Direct link for layouts" I don't think the other boxes work with the just answer system. Let's try again, if you don't mind. If we have to I can work without the pictures....pictures just make it a little easier to be sure.

Dr. Rick :

I'm in no hurry :o)

Customer:

ok

Dr. Rick :

My picture is where the Green Bay Packers play....

Dr. Rick :

and a geocaching "Travel Bug" that went for a visit

Customer:

http://tinypic.com/r/34sngnm/7

Dr. Rick :

got it....ouch!

Customer:

i am the victim

Customer:

i have lens implanted

Customer:

eye not hurting...bloody

Customer:

but i feel a bit of pressure in the corner where i took the point of th eplant

Customer:

i can see fine

Customer:

feels like something in the eye (corner) but plant to sturdy to break off

Dr. Rick :

Ok. Like I thought. She missed the cornea. Is is a posterior chamber lens or is it an iris fixated anterior chamber lens? It sounds like the second one from your statement

Dr. Rick :

Ya, you'll have a foreign body sensation with that one. Is your friend there with you, do you have access to qtips and saline?

Customer:

i went in for cataracts and they implanted the lens into the tiny sac

Dr. Rick :

Ok. A PCIOL then. Those are very stable and I don't think you hurt it.

Customer:

yes i have q tips and saline

Dr. Rick :

ok. This might hurt a little, but it will help me to get a better idea of whats going on.

Customer:

i rinsed my eye with saline already and put an eye drop in it called Xibrom

Customer:

so what should i do

Customer:

swab the eye with the qtip and saline solution

Dr. Rick :

Soak the qtip with saline. then look to your left and let your friend hold open your eyelids with one hand and take the qtip and rub by the cut. Your eye has three layers of tissue in this area. The conjunctive, the underlying tenons capsule and then the white, tough sclera -- the actual wall of your eye.

Dr. Rick :

using the qtip, gently rub and see if you can tell what is cut. I bet at least the conjunctiva is,and tenons might be but the sclera should be intact. gonna hurt, sorry. No numbing drops available that work though our chat system :(

Dr. Rick :

I'll help

Dr. Rick :

I mean I'll wait.

Customer:

it stung a bit

Customer:

do u suggest I go to an emergency walk in?

Dr. Rick :

what does it look like as far as the layers cut?

Customer:

or just rest the eye and wear sunglasses

Customer:

looks topical

Customer:

i am not in any pain

Customer:

and believe me ...i cut my eye once and was miserable

Dr. Rick :

does it look like a flap of 'skin' (the conjunctiva) is cut? How much can you move it with the qtip?

Customer:

jcannot move anything

Dr. Rick :

OK. That is excellent! There is a very high chance that the blunt stick did no damage other then break a blood vessel and cause that ugly bruise.

Customer:

so should i just rest the eye and stay out of the sun

Customer:

live in florida

Dr. Rick :

I can say this for two reasons: You have minimal to no pain. JC couldn't find a cut with the qtip, and your (kinda blurry) picture

Customer:

also...i was going to go and ride my horses today...is that out of thf the questions

Dr. Rick :

Staying out of the sun is not important

Dr. Rick :

I've been raised by horses since I was 10......the outside of a horse is the best thing for making the inside of a yucky day better. Go for a ride.

Customer:

ok thank you.

Customer:

they are a calming factor

Customer:

thank you and have a nice day

Dr. Rick :

I believe you are ok. Of course, if you are concerned you would need an examination by an ophthalmologist to be 110% sure. I can give you a 95% chance, based on what we have done here today that you are OK.

Dr. Rick :

my pleasure. Have a good ride. Now a word from our sponsors: :o)

Customer:

again thank you

Dr. Rick :

I hope that this information was helpful for you. Please, allow me get credit for my time and effort in assisting you and press the ACCEPT button for this assist. I will be glad to answer additional questions until you are satisfied. Thank you very much.

Positive Feedback and/or Bonus is welcomed and appreciated.

Dr. Rick :

and I wish I was going riding today......

Customer:

lol

Ask Your Own Eye Question
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 7 years ago
Don't forget to press the pretty green button. It's getting cold up here in Northern Wisconsin and my poor, starving, children need new shoes before the snow gets too deep
:o)

Give your horse a big hug for me. My best friend died after 27 years of running through fields and woods together. That horse kept me sane.......
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 7 years ago
I hope you enjoyed your ride this afternoon. If I was able to help you today with your question, please do me the favor of pushing the green accept button.
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Ask Dr. Rick Your Own Question
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,672
11,672 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest

Dr. Rick is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Dan B.

Dr. Dan B.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

3,334 satisfied customers

Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Stan

Dr. Stan

Ophthalmologist

905 satisfied customers

Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon

Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens

Ophthalmologist

629 satisfied customers

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Susan

Dr. Susan

Ophthalmologist

217 satisfied customers

Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.

Dr. JP

Dr. JP

Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

28 satisfied customers

Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear

Dr-Trace

Dr-Trace

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

26 satisfied customers

Board Certified in General Ophthalmology

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

11 satisfied customers

Glaucoma Specialist, Associate Professor FAU, Teaching Faculty Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

< Previous | Next >

Related Eye Questions
I had blood in one eye for over 5 weeks, I been treated for
I had blood in one eye for over 5 weeks, I been treated for dry eye but to no t avail … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,672 satisfied customers
Today if have string-like and round floaters in my OS.
Today if have string-like and round floaters in my OS. Holding my head down, a floater in upper eye loo … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,672 satisfied customers
I have a very bloodshot eye I've had it happen before how
I have a very bloodshot eye I've had it happen before how long should it last do I need to see my doctor … read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
6,485 satisfied customers
My 26 year old son woke up this morning with blood in the
hello my name is ***** ***** my 26 year old son woke up this morning with blood in the white part of his right eye. What can we do for him at home he is just getting over the flu also. this happend wh… read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
6,485 satisfied customers
I have blood in my eye. what can I do? it is almost midnight
I have blood in my eye. what can I do? it is almost midnight should do something before morning? I have never had this before. … read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
6,485 satisfied customers
About 1000 this morning, I found that the lower half of my
About 1000 this morning, I found that the lower half of my eye was covered with bright red blood. It was inside the eye, none was on the skin outside. Some of it is gone now . about 3:00pm. There is n… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,984 satisfied customers
Does excercise interrupt the process of your body absorb
Does excercise interrupt the process of your body absorb blood after an eye bleed? Thank you… read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,984 satisfied customers
I got hit in they eye and i have some faint black floaters.
i got hit in they eye and i have some faint black floaters. they started out looking like string now they are softer looking. Is that normal. Like is it just because of blood in my eye? … read more
Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai
Board certified general ophthalmologist
Master\u0027s Degree
1,570 satisfied customers
My left eye has blood slowly spreading across it. I haven't
I haven't had my eyes checked recently. A number of years ago I had both lenses replaced due to cataracts. My vision is fine. It started I believe when I rubbed the outside corner of my eye in response to a pin prick feeling. … read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,722 satisfied customers
I hAttach keracatoneous. Don't think I spelled it correctly.
I hAttach keracatoneous. Don't think I spelled it correctly. In my left eye my Dr switched me from a hard lense to a sclera lense which I have been wearing for about 10 months. Sometimes not all of th… read more
Dr. Longo
Dr. Longo
Optometrist
Doctor of Optometry
42 satisfied customers
I have a red spot in my left eye. I did not injury it and it
I have a red spot in my left eye. I did not injury it and it does not hurt. … read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
6,485 satisfied customers
I have a small burst blood vessel in my right eye. Can I
Hi, I have a small burst blood vessel in my right eye. Can I wear my daily contact lenses, even just for a few hours? … read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
6,485 satisfied customers
I woke up yesterday with a blood red eye. Went to clinic
I woke up yesterday with a blood red eye. Went to clinic today and dr said nothing I can do. My eye is blood blood red the whole white of my eye it is worse than this morning I am concerned. She told … read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
6,485 satisfied customers
What causes broken blood vessels in eyes when there is no
what causes broken blood vessels in eyes when there is no trauma or coughing? … read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
I just looked in the mirror and discovered a very dark
I just looked in the mirror and discovered a very dark bruise between my eye and my nose. In addition, it looks like there is blood in my eye on the side of the eye nearest to my ear. I had no trauma … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,984 satisfied customers
Can you tell me the general percent of good result in using
Hello, can you tell me the general percent of good result in using adaptive lols with astigmatism correction? … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,672 satisfied customers
Well here's the deal. I live on a farm. We have ostriches
Ok well here's the deal. I live on a farm. We have ostriches and cattle. I had a male ostrich charge me and I flicked out with a whip. It got snagged in some grass and ended up hitting me across the e… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,672 satisfied customers
While cooking the evening meal I poked my right eye with a
Hi, while cooking the evening meal I poked my right eye with a fork. It seemed to be in the corner of the eye, not the iris. There has been some bleeding and it is more than a blood shot eye Do I need… read more
Dr Anil Kumar
Dr Anil Kumar
M.B.B.S
2,722 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x