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I put Orajel in 1 eye instead of my eye ointment. What can I…

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I put Orajel in 1...
I put Orajel in 1 eye instead of my eye ointment. What can I do?
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist replied 6 years ago
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Doctor DanB :

Hello and thanks for your question. For the most part, what you've done is really the correct thing to do. It is unlikely that this is going to harm the eye; only make the eye numb for a time. But if despite irrigating the eye you are having symptoms of discomfort, then I would recommend using some artificial tears and cool compresses.

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