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I rubbed my eye too hard about an hour ago. a few minutes

hi i rubbed my eye...
hi i rubbed my eye too hard about an hour ago. a few minutes after i did this, my lower eye puffed up and there is a bulge on my actual eye ball- it is slightly yellowish. will this clear up with time? and how bad of damage did i do??? i can see right now but it feels really strange because of the bulge.
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8/21/2012
Dr. James
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Dr. James :

hello.

Customer:

hi


Dr. James :

do you have any pain?


Customer:

no there's no pain


Customer:

it is just swollen on this one part of my eye ball, and my eye is blood shot


Customer:

that is what i meant my the bulge


Dr. James :

the rubbing likely caused swelling of the lining of your eyes, the conjunctiva.

Dr. James :

it may have mild bleeding in it as well called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. though the appearance is alarming, it will resolve with time in 1-2 weeks, similar to a bruise.

Dr. James :

use artificial tears to help with any irritation of the eyes. if you develop pain, decreased in vision, or double vision, you should see an eye doctor promptly.

Customer:

ok, so there is nothing i can do right now to make the swelling lessen?


Dr. James :

cold compresses can help with the swelling.


Customer:

i was doing that, ill keep doing it. it is not easy to keep closed comfortably.


Dr. James :

if it is worsening, then don't hesitate to see a doctor for evaluation.

Customer:

ok i won't. is permanent eye sight damage possible if it is just the lining that is swollen? like i said, i can see fine, it just looks and feels really strange because there is a bulge


Customer:

won't hesitate**


Dr. James :

if the lining is swollen, it should resolve with time.

Customer:

ok, thank you! you've made me worry less.


Dr. James :

you're welcome.

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