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my eye - September 2nd 2011, 11:49 AM

Just now I somehow managed to get what looked like a piece of foil, like kitchen foil or a foil wrapper a piece of that in my eye, I got it out, my eye is a bit sore, but Will my eye be ok ? I can see out of it and everything. It's just now sore, will my eye be ok ?



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Re: my eye - September 2nd 2011, 11:54 AM

There is a small chance that the foil may have scratched the cornea.

However, the eye could just be feeling a bit sore from having a foreign body in it.

You will probably find that the soreness disappears within the next day or so, perhaps quicker. If the pain doesn't lessen or if you notice anything different, it would be worth visiting an optician just to be sure it's okay.


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Re: my eye - September 2nd 2011, 04:19 PM

Back in the 1970s, aluminum powder/dust is a useful treatment of conjunctivitis when administered with certain antibiotics or boric acid. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4117842.html

However, aluminum by itself in the eye can be quite harmful and painful. Since you got most of it out already and there's little pain, your eye probably is fine and any damage would be very minor. The only cause for concern is if you notice your vision changes even in tiny ways or your eye continues to be sore. In that case, you'd probably be given eye drops, such as Vigamox/Moxeza to flush out any debris from the eye. If nothing noticeable happens, other than some conjunctivitis (which Vigamox/Moxeza and other eye drops treat), then it'd be worth while heading over to your opthamologist, otherwise it's probably not necessary.


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Re: my eye - September 2nd 2011, 05:26 PM

Ooooh ouchie


Like the others have sorta said, it should get better on it's own. It might water a bit or go red, but that's totally normal. But iif it doesn't get better in the next two days or so, I'd recommend a visit to an optician or doctor <3
   
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Re: my eye - September 2nd 2011, 05:57 PM

I do have a Dr's appointment booked for in 3 weeks time, my vision is fine and I got it all out as I could see it in my eye when I looked in the mirror so managed to get it out quite easily, it came out easily too. It's a bit redder in the corner than the other eye and still a tiny bit sore but its not painful and only sore to the touch.



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Re: my eye - September 3rd 2011, 10:10 AM

My eye is fine today, its not even sore to the touch.



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Re: my eye - September 4th 2011, 01:20 PM

I'm glad to hear that your eye is better now Lydia. I'll go ahead and close this right now and if you need it reopened then just let me know


   
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