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19-07-2021, 09:47 AM
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Something In The Eye?

Yesterday, I realised that there is something in my left eye.

It's small, but very irritating.

I've tried the usual things, like pulling the eyelids forward, Blinking a lot, and making tear drops flow, all that stuff.

So, now, it's a walk to the chemist.

No use trying the Local Doctor Surgery as they are still in hiding.

Thinking of trying some sort of eyebath.

Any ideas? (eye dears?)
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19-07-2021, 09:50 AM
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Re: Something In The Eye?

Optometrist?. Not a doctor as such but could certainly have an educated look at your eye.
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19-07-2021, 09:57 AM
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Re: Something In The Eye?

Originally Posted by keezoy ->
Optometrist?. Not a doctor as such but could certainly have an educated look at your eye.
Thanks, keezoy, I'll try to get an appointment at one of those, if nobody comes up with any simple way of sorting it.
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19-07-2021, 10:48 AM
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Re: Something In The Eye?

An eye bath and some very weak saline solution (1%) might shift it, but it could have already been blinked out and all you are feeling is the 'scar' left behind by the foreign object. If making your own saline then I would suggest you use cooled boiled water rather than straight from the tap.
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19-07-2021, 11:07 AM
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Re: Something In The Eye?

Originally Posted by LongDriver ->
An eye bath and some very weak saline solution (1%) might shift it, but it could have already been blinked out and all you are feeling is the 'scar' left behind by the foreign object. If making your own saline then I would suggest you use cooled boiled water rather than straight from the tap.
I agree with the saline and avoid rubbing. If you don't have an eyebath a sterilised egg cup may do for now.

Also as Keezoy says worth a check with the optometrist.
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19-07-2021, 11:52 AM
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Re: Something In The Eye?

Thanks, all!

Chemist is having a delivery of eyewash (no pun intended) on Wednesday.

However, they, also, said what you've said.

Optometrist is fully booked, at the mo!

Will try underwater blinking, in the bath, tonight.

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19-07-2021, 03:08 PM
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It may be that the object is gone, but the irritated area needs to heal. Have you tried a very warm cloth over your eye for 10 to 15 minutes? It allows the tear ducts to clear and begin working on their own, and soothes the entire eye.
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19-07-2021, 05:15 PM
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Re: Something In The Eye?

Could it be the start of a stye, Ted?
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20-07-2021, 07:25 AM
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I hope you have got rid of whatever was in your eye Ted..it must be so irritating!
If it is still there, we will have to come round and make you cry....that may solve the problem!
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20-07-2021, 08:04 AM
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I remember being told to close your eyes and blow your nose hard! Could be worth a try......
 
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