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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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Yesterday around 9:30 p.m. I accidently splashed a drop of

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Yesterday around 9:30 p.m. I accidently splashed a drop of hot oil on my eyeball. I immediately is used one time use saline rinse. This morning might eye begin to hurt. My eye is irritated and slight pain occurs every 15 minutes. What should I 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.
Were you wearing contacts at the time?
Is your vision affected a lot?
Can you upload a IN FOCUS picture of your eye? This is one way to upload a picture?
Please see this helpful page:
Here is one way:
type a word in the textbox and highlight it
then select the "chain" icon above the textbox or the paper clip icon to upload a jpg
this opens a window where you can click next to the text box to select the jpg or pdf file on your computer to upload into JustAnswer
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Save your picture on your computer, someplace easy to find it such as your desktop.
Go to
Upload your picture to the site by browsing for it as directed.
This opens up files on your computer. Double click on the picture you want to upload then hit open (bottom right of the screen). This will take you back to the tinypic page. Hit "upload now" then do the secret code thing and your picture will upload into the system.
Once you do that it gives you a bunch of links you can use, one of which says "direct link for layouts" It is important to use this box. It is the forth one down from the top of the page.
Copy the link from inside this box and then paste it into your justanswer dialog box and send it to your expert.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Vision is not affected .i eye just hurts. Anything use to relieve pain
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 2 years ago.
Well, the problem with just putting something on it at home is that you may have burned off your corneal epithelium which,in addition to causing the pain you are having, lead to a very serious, sometimes even blinding, infection.
If I were you? I'd get into see an ophthalmologist this morning so you can know the exact extent of your injuries. This way, if necessary, you can get some prescription antibiotic drops etc.
Might it heal up on its own with a little lacrilube ointment to goop up your eye? Yup. But you only have two eyes.....
Does this make sense to you?
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Dr. Rick MD FACS