Thank you for that additional information.
Ahhhhh...it might just be a particle of goo but then again it might also be a corneal ulcer.
A corneal ulcer is an infection of the "meat" of your eyeball. In some cases it can lead to very severe, and sometimes permanent, loss of vision......
And the longer the delay in getting on the correct therapy, the worse things get.....
Of course, you might have just scratched your cornea by trying to get the gunk out of the corner of your eye.
If this is the case, you should be back to normal by the morning or so....of course, a corneal ulcer might be 500% worse in the morning...
So. What to do?
The most important thing is to get a good eye exam and find out exactly what is going on. If it is an ulcer treatment can be started right away.
Unfortunately, the only way to tell if you are suffering from a possibly sight threatening condition is to see a Doctor....and at this time of night that most likely means a trip to the Emergency Room.
While I can understand your reluctance to go to the ER tonight I, truly believe that is your safest bet. You only have two eyes after all.....
Does this make sense to you?
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Diseases of the Retina & Vitreous