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Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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I got Swim Ear in my eye. It's really red and irritated. I have flushed it out thor

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I got Swim Ear in my eye. It's really red and irritated. I have flushed it out thoroughly, is there anything else I can do?
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.
How long ago did this happen?
Do you wear contact lenses?
This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
This happened about three hours ago now, and yes I wear contacts. I have continued flushing my eye out, and the redness has subsided. Would artificial tears be OK to use?
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Yes. That will be fine.
The good news? Your eye will not suffer any permanent damage from this event :)
Make sure you don't use your contacts until your eyes are back to normal.
Let me know if I can do anything else to help.
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Thanks in advance,
Dr. Rick MD FACS