Do I need to seek immediate medical help every time I feel something get into my eye

 

 

Submitted by fina328 on Fri, 05/08/2020 - 00:52
Country
Japan
Age
35
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Eyeglasses for myopia and astigmatism

Question

 

 

Do I need to seek immediate medical help every time I feel something get into my eye

When I am in public area, sometimes I could feel that a trace amount of liquid or water get into my eye, probably dirty water, probably liquid, but I'm not able to find out what they are actually. An example is that a high speed running vehicle exhausted and split quite some dirty water-like thing into my eye and the only thing I did was to let distilled water flow through my eyes.

My question is

1. Do I need to seek immediate medical help every time I feel something get into my eye, even if I am sure that they are not in large quantity? Usually as in the case I describe above.

2. Is it bad to only see a doctor when I could feel any symptoms? In other words, is it OK not to see a doctor if I don't feel any symptoms?

From a worried someone

Thanks Doctor.

 

 

Answer

 

Thanks for your Question

You should only seek medical help if you feel something in your eye with any of the following:

1- Eye Pain.

2- Red eye.

3- Photophobia.

4- Excessive tearing with discharge.

5- Blurred vision.

If something get into your eye and you feel it you can use lubricant eye drops which can be very helpful most of the time to washout ant foreign body.

To protect your eye from any foreign bodies, you can wear eyeglasses or protective eye wear. These eyeglasses can be very helpful to prevent most of foreign bodies to get inside your eye.

 

 

 

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