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about 2 weeks about I hurt my eye a piece of plastic of a torch hit my eye in corner I was given cream just in case there was a scratch but my eye. is very sore tender painfull it has a lump under neath top eye lid what happening getting bad headaches to

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Eye Doctor: Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist replied 4 years ago
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Dr. A.S. Desai :

2 weeks is a long time for any external lid injury to have persisted. I guess it is better to get your eye examined in detail again as the cause of the tender lump under the upper lid needs to be looked for. A retained foreign body which could be a tiny chip o the plastic too, is one of the possibilities. The other possibility is that of a stye which could have incidently occured at the same time.

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To reduce the pain until you meet an ophthalmologist, you can take tablet Acetaminophen, 500 mg , 1 tablet twice a day. However this should not be taken for more tahn 2 to 3 days as it could mask some of the important signs. You can apply warm compresses , 10 minutes each time, twice a day.

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

so do I need to get the lump looked at because since it happened the same pain and tender feeling is there. but certain ways I move my eye I get sharp pain like somethink in it as I did from the star why is this happening

Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 4 years ago
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Hi. My name is***** and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
I see that you and your expert have opted out of the above thread. Would you like me to assist you?
If so, is it possible for you to upload a picture of this lump?
Also, when the injury occurred, were you seen by an ophthalmologist, GP, nurse etc?
I look forward to your reply.
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