12 Reasons Why It Feels Like Something Is In Your Eye

     

Most of the time when you get something in your eye you can carefully remove it. In some cases, an object in your eye can scratch your cornea. A scratched cornea takes a couple of days to lớn heal & may require treatment from your health care provider. If you get a chemical in your eye or something is embedded in your eye, you need immediate medical treatment. Follow the instructions below for treating your eye. Dr. Kirk & his team, located in Loveland, CO, are ready khổng lồ start treatment today!


If something is imbedded in your eye (such as a glass fragment), bởi vì not try to remove it. Cover both eyes with a wet washcloth & have someone take you to lớn an eye doctor or emergency room.

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To remove a loose eyelash, dirt particle, or other object in your eye:

Wash your hands before touching your eyes.Look in a mirror & try to find the object in your eye.Try the following methods khổng lồ remove the object:Try khổng lồ blink lớn allow your tears to lớn wash it out. Vày not rub your eye.If the particle is behind your upper eyelid, pull the upper lid out & over the lower lid và roll your eye upward. This can help get the particle come off the upper lid & flush out of the eye.If the object is in the corner of your eye or under your lower eyelid, remove it with a wet cotton swab or the corner of a clean cloth while holding the lower lid open.Fill an eyecup or small juice glass with lukewarm water. Put your eye over the cup of water and mở cửa your eye lớn rinse your eye and flush the object out.You can pour lukewarm water into your eye or hold your eye under a faucet to flush out your eye.

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A true black eye is a bruising of the skin và tissue surrounding your eye. If the injury is limited to bruising alone, you can likely take care of it with a cold compress at trang chủ and the bruising should be gone within a week or two. Sometimes a black eye includes more serious trauma. Symptoms of a potentially serious fracture or eye damage include:

FeverSevere painChange in your vision or loss of visionBleeding from the eye or blood apparent in the eyeFluid or pus from the eyesLimited eye movement

You should seek emergency medical attention if you have loss of vision, a change in vision, an inability khổng lồ move the eye in different directions, bleeding, and/or cuts on the eyelid or eye.


I have pain in my eye after getting a black eye, should I visit the emergency room or an eye doctor?


In most cases, pain with a đen eye can be treated by an ophthalmologist. Having said that, you should trust your instincts and seek emergency medical care if you think you need it. If the pain is accompanied by bleeding, loss of or change in vision, inability to lớn move the eye in all directions, or cuts on the eye or eyelid, then you should seek emergency medical care.

If you aren’t sure và get the pain during our office hours, please feel miễn phí to call our office và discuss your symptoms. We can help you decide what to vì chưng next.


Chemical burns lớn the eyes are a medical emergency. Follow these steps if you get a chemical in your eyes.

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Immediately flush the eye with water by holding your head under the faucet or by pouring water into your eye from a clean container. Keep your eye xuất hiện while flushing with water.Continue flushing out your eye for 15 khổng lồ 30 minutes.After you flush your eye out, gọi your health care provider or have someone take you khổng lồ the emergency department or urgent care center.If possible, take the container the chemical was in with you khổng lồ the health care provider.

If you cannot remove the object with the steps outlined above, then you should gọi our ophthalmologists. If the piece of metal or wood is stuck in the eye itself và not caught on the eyelid, then you should for sure điện thoại tư vấn us lớn have the problem addressed. You should consider emergency medical attention if something is embedded in your eye & our office is closed.


Getting sand in your eye is a very uncomfortable feeling. Your eyes will likely be able khổng lồ flush out the sand naturally. Don’t rub your eyes, but do blink gently and repeatedly. You may be able to lớn irrigate your eyes and flush the sand out that way. Hotline our ophthalmology office if you continue to lớn have problems.


Yes, a severe blunt force trauma like a baseball hitting your eye could potentially affect your vision. It depends on the resulting injury, which could include:

Bruising of the eyelid and/or area around the eyeBruising of the eye itselfFracture of the bone beneath your eyeDamage to lớn the eyeball itselfA cut on the eyeball and/or eyelids

You should schedule a check-up with our eye doctors if you think the injury is serious. Hotline our office if you have questions about what to bởi vì after this type of eye injury.


Call if:

You have severe or deep eye pain.You still have eye pain or irritation 30 minutes after you have removed an object.You have glass or a chemical in your eye.You have questions or concerns.

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If you believe you are in need of emergency eye care, seek our help now! For more information about these và other eye health topics, including disorders, diagnosis, treatment và more, please contact Kirk Eye Center using the khung on this page or điện thoại tư vấn us at 970-408-3246 today. Our Loveland practice serves patients throughout Northern Colorado, including Fort Collins, Windsor and other nearby areas.