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I got kick in the face arounnd my eye. I had dirt and debris

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i got kick in the face arounnd my eye. I had dirt and debris in it which was flushed out. To this day my eye still is swollen when i wake up occasionally with a lot of fluid and pain. Is this something i should get checked out or is this something im going to have to deal with the rest of my life
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 :

Are you available to chat?

Customer:

yes i am

Customer:

so ive been having an ongoing issue with my right eye

Customer:

are you there?

Dr. Rick :

Yes. Sorry. Had to dictate a quick note on my last patient.....

Dr. Rick :

When were you kicked?

Customer:

i was kicked in september of 2010 while i was in afghanistan

Customer:

it was a steel toe boot i believe

Dr. Rick :

What type of care have you had for this injury?

Customer:

the military medics flushed it and checked for scratches in it that was the extent of my treatment

Dr. Rick :

You really should not still be having problems from this trauma at this point. Perhaps there is still something embedded in or around your eye/orbit.

Dr. Rick :

I really think you should be examined by an ophthalmologist. Since it seems you are, or were in the military, you should be able to have a VA eye MD take a look at you.

Customer:

ok i appreciate you taking the time to help me out

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure. Best of luck to you.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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