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Eye injury

I know this isn't a medical site, but since its late in the evening I have to wait for medical advice. So I'm asking you all. Tonight while mowing around the pine tree, on the riding mower and I was going pretty fast trying to hurry before it started raining. A branch hit me in the face and Pine needles poked my eye. I went into the house and immediately flushed with water, hubby saw nothing in it, but it feels like there is a tear or something. Question will an eye injury heal on its own and does it sound serious, should I have it looked at?? Also, is there anything I can put in it to sooth it?? God its irritating. Eyes drops burn.

Update: June 22, 2008.
I took some advice and put a patch over it, as to not strain and keep irritation at bay, AARRGHHHH IM a priate babe, shiver me timbers ;D

Update: June 22, 2008.
Yes it feels like there is something huge in it. And whn my eye gets dry and I blink it hurts like Hell!! My own tears burn. :(

- Asked by 1sassychic, A Married Girl, Female, 36-45, Student

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you may have scratched the cornea....it may heal on it's own, but you need to have it looked at. i don't know of anything you can put on it other than a cold compress....you shouldn't use eye drops...they will irritate it....

- Response by themamu, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, Who Cares?

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I am a doctor and it sounds like you have a corneal abrasion. An eye injury does eventually repair itself, but it will leave a scar if it's infected.

Use saline solution or clean water to rinse the eye ever half hour. Rinse, eye drops will agitate. If the pain continues after a few hours, please go to an emergency room.

- Response by chucklesmcgee, A Career Woman, Female, 29-35, Medical / Dental

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No medical advice, but if you make a pad of gauze or cotton and tape it over your eye it might stop so much blinking and consequently so much painful iritation.

- Response by ceehawk, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 66 or older, Atlanta, Retired

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I would go to the eye doctor just to be safe. They have special drops for infection and stuff.

- Response by bikerchick1, A Life of the Party, Female, 36-45, Atlanta, Financial / Banking

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It sounds like you have a pine needle in your eye. I dont believe they heel on there own. I do go to the doctor first thing tomorrow if possible. There could be a tear. I am no doctor but it doesnt sound good and you should really see your doctor. I go to WALGREENS and try to find something. There open here 24/7. If the phramancy is open talk to a phramancist. If left untreated I believe you could lose your eye sight in that eye..

- Response by twilightzone85, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 29-35, Milwaukee, Food Service

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You probably scratched it. That feels like something is still in it. Use the drops a couple of times and if it isn't better by morning, see a DR.

- Response by trhjr1, A Guy Critical, Male, 66 or older, Retired

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it has probably scratched your cornea. could heal on its own, but sometimes needs a bit of antibiotic drop or steroid drops to make sure it doesnt stay irritated. they can be QUITE painful. if it still hurts in the morning, go by the dr. or the eye dr. office. our local wal mart has a good eye dr that takes walk ins. as for drops, i recommend ONLY sterile drops, not medicated.

- Response by teach123, A Creative, Female, 46-55, Teaching

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That depends on where you think it hurts. Your eyeball itself does not feel pain, so if you think your eyeball hurts your brain is confused. You could feel pain from a prick under the eyelid, but not on the eyeball. If it looks OK and you can still see fine I would wait until tomorrow morning to see how it is.

- Response by damnpoor, A Couch Potato, Male, 29-35, Other Profession

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Oh wow. That sucks! I hope that you are ok but since it is dealing with the eye ball I would suggest that you get it checked out just in case.

- Response by pwrstrength, A Jock, Male, 29-35, Las Vegas, Fitness

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go see the Drs it will not heal on it's own. Sorry about that Sassy I hope it is nothing too bad.

- Response by pepperman46, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55

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If you're having any eye symptoms tomorrow, you need to get it looked at. You don't want to mess with your eye because you can get a nasty infection. Cold compresses on the eye will help relieve the inflammation and irritation.

- Response by italiangypsy, A Thinker, Female, Who Cares?, Philadelphia, Managerial

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See a doctor first thing in the morning! please!

- Response by kungfudewd, A Career Man, Male, 36-45, Who Cares?

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Tear fluid will make it hard to see any scratches on the cornea or lens area. But an eye doctor could see with equipment.

It may just be, pine oil, or perhaps you scratched the surface of your eye, or inner lid area.

Yes, typically they heal on their own, depending on what happened. The best you can do right now, is take something to help you sleep, and get some rest.

1st thing tomorrow.. see if you can do a walk-in for an optician, because you'll need it looked at. Don't mess around with this, luv. If I see you on here tomorrow, I'm going to come over there and take you myself!


- Response by steve67, A Rebel, Male, Who Cares?

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