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I got some sawdust in my eye yesterday morning and it's been

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I got some sawdust in my eye yesterday morning and it's been hurting ever since I washed it out a bunch and can't see anything iN there?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 6 years ago.
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You have done the right thing by giving a thorough eye wash.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

If you have started putting lubricating eye drops then you need to continue it for few more days.

Customer: What do I do now
Dr. A.S. Desai :

If you have'nt the it is better to start with lubricating eye drops such as preservative free refresh tears eye drops , available over the counter.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

It is likely that the saw dust has abraded the superficial layer of the cornea and is thus causing pain.

Dr. A.S. Desai :

such corneal abrasions heal very well and usually by 24 hours the healing is complete.

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If it is hurting a lot then at bedtime you can put lacrilube eye ointment and patch the eye. By morning the eye should be better.

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