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Hurt my eye

January 10th, 2018 at 10:25 pm

OK, I have very dry eyes to begin with. It often feels like I have something in my eye, and I don't.

I woke up this morning with my right eye feeling very sore. I found an eyelash in my eye, which I promptly removed. I'm guessing it was in my eye all night. Normally, your eye would wash it away, but with my eyes being so dry, that didn't happen. It no doubt just stuck there, causing irritation all night long while I slept.

I applied some drops (free samples from eye doc from last week's visit) and off to work I went. Eye started feeling really sore now, almost intolerable. At lunchtime, went to buy more drops. (The pricey pharmacy in the town where I worked charged me $16 for the tiny bottle, and only after I used it did I notice it was 8 months past its expiration. (I will be returning this for a refund.)

Now my eye felt even worse. I called my eye doctor; he had one appointment time available at 3:05 pm. I flew out there with hurried explanations to 2 coworkers since my manager was in a meeting.

I was 20 minutes late but did see the doctor, who confirmed I have an abrasion on the lens. He gave me eye drops for pain and for antibiotics and I have to see him again tomorrow morning, before I go into work, to make sure there is no infection.

I expected the pain meds to work, but they have not, and I am still in a considerable amount of discomfort. It hurts to close my eyes. It hurts to open my eyes. It hurts to move my eyeball in any direction. I can only apply 1 drop of the pain med a day.

6 Responses to “Hurt my eye”

  1. Carol Says:

    Oh no...sounds awful...heal fast.

  2. Dido Says:

    Ow, eye abrasions really hurt. Good news is they generally heal pretty quickly--hope yours does!!

  3. starfishy Says:

    ugh - that sounds awful. hope you feel better soon.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    Thanks, Dido. Is that true, they heal quickly? Have you had one? Am going back to eye doc this a.m. I am making for a lousy patient, me thinks.

  5. kashi Says:

    Ouch! That's awful! Does ibuprofen help at all?

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I hope it heals quickly!

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