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I woke up this morning with irritation in my right eye. I

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I woke up this morning with irritation in my right eye. I thought perhaps I got an eyelash in my eye. I looked really closely and noticed at the top of my iris was a period shaped black spot. I just had my eyes checked a month an a half ago and everything looked good.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

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Can you upload a IN FOCUS picture of your iris?

Is there any black spot on your cornea (the clear part of your eye) or the white part of your eye?

Is your vision affected?

Any pain?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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 1 year ago.
No black spot on the cornea just on the iris and its period shaped. On no meds, I just have eye irritation like an eyelash in my eye.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I meant to say it looks like a comma , but not a period shape. Quite small but very easy to see I just can't get a clear photo of it.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

I think the safest thing would be for you to go to the ER and be evaluated by the Ophthalmologist on-call.

While rare, your description makes me concerned that you may have an open globe -- a hole in your eye that is plugged by your iris, causing it to be comma shaped. If this is the case then you are at risk for loosing your eye completely.

Could it be something else? Of course, but there is no way to know for sure without a compete exam by an eye MD.

Does this make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I live in a small town. It's Sunday. We don't have any Opthomologists on call. I will be lucky if I can see one tomorrow or even this week. They are very hard to get into. But I will call first thing tomorrow morning. Thank Yiy!
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

If you have a hole in your eye then tomorrow may well be too late. If you can get to an Eye MD then do so, even if it is a long drive for someone to give you a ride.

And don't forget to give positive feedback :)

Let me know how things turn out.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I looked at the images online of open globe & it doesn't look like any of those images. My eye isn't red. Just feels scratchy.
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 1 year ago.

Good. Then you should be OK to see an ophthalmologist tomorrow. I can only go by what you posted and make sure I take care of the worst case scenario....

You could have a corneal ulcer.....hard to tell without examining you or a picture.

Let me know how things turn out.

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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS