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i just splashed abit of bleach in my eye. I just finished an

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i just splashed abit of bleach in my eye. I just finished an intial 10minute rinse. How can i determine weither ill need medical aid. I so far have no blurred vision in that eye and the only redness is in the corner proximal to my nose. There is still slight burning
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

How much bleach do you think you may have splashed into your eye?

Dr. Rick :

You did the correct thing by rinsing out your eye right away.

Dr. Rick :

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Customer:

yes, i was using a powder form of bleach in the process of mixing it into water its splashed up so its hard to say the exact concentration

Dr. Rick :

Ok. Well, that could be pretty concentrated or you might not have got much in your eye....as you said, hard to tell.

Dr. Rick :

However, based on the fact that your vision is OK and you only have a small area of redness, I really think you will be just fine.

Dr. Rick :

I would use artificial tears every hour or two until you go to sleep tonight and then place some ointment, such as refresh PM, lacrilube etc (there are a lot of different brand names) in your eye just before going to sleep. This will soothe and protect your eye -- but the ointment will blur your vision (hence putting it in the moment before going to bed) and protect you eye while you sleep.

Dr. Rick :

I do not think that you will need to seek medical attention for this.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

yep that does thanks for the advise

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