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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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My friend was trimming cactus and accidentally rub her

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Hello, My friend was trimming cactus and accidentally rub her eye with the same hand she used to hold the cactus. Now her eye is burning. We put an eye allergy relief drop in her eye. Would that help or do we need to take her to a clinic? Pls help.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
She may have a small cactus thorn in her eye (cornea).
Since rinsing with drops has not helped the best -- and safest -- thing to do is for her to go to an eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist) for a slit lamp exam.
Using the magnification of the slit lamp and special instruments the eye doctor can figure out what is wrong and fix it.
Messing with this on her own could make things worse.
Does this make sense to you?
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