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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:44 PM
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Dammit! How do you get a foreign object out of your eye?
I've had something in my eye for hours now, and I can't dislodge the damned thing. I've flooded my eye with Visine, have been examining it under a bright light to see if I can locate the object, deliberately teared up, and I CAN'T GET RID OF IT. It's driving me batshit!
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:47 PM
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1. It's possible that there is nothing in your eye now, but that you've
Edited on Sat Apr-09-05 08:47 PM by Misunderestimator
irritated it to such an extent that it feels like it. That's happened to me many times, I have very sensitive eyes. My suggestion... flush with water, take some benydryl to reduce the inflammation and put a cool, damp cloth over your eyes for a few minutes.
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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:59 PM
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11. You may be right
it might just be irritation by now. But damn!

Will try your suggestions, thanks!
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:49 PM
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2. Hate to say it,
but things can get embedded in your eye. I've had it happen. If you really can't flush it out by tomorrow, I recommend a trip to the doctor.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:51 PM
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3. IF you cannot go to an Urgent Care clinic ....
... where a nurse or doctor can use a VERY high powered black light and a magnifier to inspect your eye .... then perhaps you have a flashlight, a magnifying glass, and a good friend with a steady hand to take a look ? ....

I HIGHLY recommend a clinic visit ....

Your eyes are your most precious jewels .... treat them well ....
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ltfranklin Donating Member (852 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:51 PM
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4. Well...
A true American would NEVER let any foreign object influence his or her eye! Only AMERICAN objects, and those approved of by a MAJORITY of good, godly aMURRIcans should be allowed in your eye, and you should cry TEARS OF JOY to host such!

On the other hand, you could get an egg cup (or equivalent), put in some distilled water, put it over your eye, tilt your head up and rinse the water around till you get rid of the object...your choice.
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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:56 PM
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9. This foreign object
was probably made in China.
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:52 PM
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5. Take a long nap.
If you have tried flushing with saline solution and find no relief, take a long nap.

Thats what Grandma always had us do and fortunately it worked every time.
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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:56 PM
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10. Good advice
I'm just about ready to go to bed; hopefully whatever it is (if it's anything by this point) will work itself out by morning.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:53 PM
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6. I'm assuming you don't have a good old fashion eye-wash glass
Edited on Sat Apr-09-05 08:55 PM by Solly Mack
but do you have a shot glass?

If so, fill half full with lukewarm tap water(distilled water if you have it). Place rim of glass over eye, with your head tilted forward. Make sure it's secure. Now bring your head up and back, open your eye and blink. Repeat if necessary. This should help rinse the eye and dislodge the offending particle.

On Edit: if it does not work, I'd seek medical help. Better safe than sorry. Don't rub, pull, or stretch the eye area, as it will only make matters worse.
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ChoralScholar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:54 PM
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7. if it were a domestic object, I could help you, but I'm useless on
foreign ones.

Honestly though, sometimes if I've been messing with my eye a lot to get something out, my eyelid swells up just so that an eyelash is touching my eye, even after the offending object is removed.

You may have something like that going on.



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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 08:54 PM
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8. CLose the borders of your eye
and send out the Ocular Minutemen
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 09:05 PM
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12. Revoke its passport?
Ba DOOM boom!

Ah, thank yew very much! I'll be here all week!
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oppositionmember Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 09:28 PM
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13. Well if it's still bothering you...
Method 1: With your thumb and index finger, drag your upper eylid over your lower eyelid. Repeat. Repeat again. And again.

Method 2: Get a reliable friend to help you. Have them take a clean handkerchief or (maybe better) Kleenex, open it, fold it to make a point, then, with middle finger pull down the lower eyelid, and dab with the point of said Kleenex on anything that looks like it might be causing the discomfort. You can do this yourself.

Method 3: Go to the emergency room.
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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 09:59 PM
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14. You may have scratched your cornea.
Or caused an ulceration, if you have rubbed at it. If it doesn't go away soon, seek professional assistance. You don't want to mess around with your eyesight.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-09-05 10:20 PM
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15. Agreed. I've had a corneal abrasion and it's no fun. If it doesn't clear
by morning, go to the ER or an urgent care, have them get a look at it.
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Habibi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 08:13 AM
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16. Thanks, y'all
a good night's sleep did the trick!
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Joe Power Donating Member (778 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-10-05 08:41 AM
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17. Only buy American!
:kick:
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