Perhaps something strikes in your eye or a little kid unintentionally punches you in the eye. Then, maybe right away or even time later, you encounter discomfort, the sensation that something is trapped in your eye, or ripping and swelling. Possibilities are you have scratched your eye — a issue also known as a cornael abrasion.
Corneal abrasion is a scratch or scrape the cornea, the obvious, circular dome protecting the Iris and pupil. By helping to focus light as it enters the eye, the cornea performs an essential part in perspective. When a cornael abrasion scratch the cornea, it can affect vision. Besides the issues described above, other cornael abrasion signs can consist of blurry vision,sensitivity to light and headache.
If you do scratch your eye, here are some things you should — and should not — do:
- Wash your eye with saline remedy or water that is fresh. If you don't have an eyecup, use a little, fresh cup. Relax the rim of the cup on the cuboid at the platform of your eye plug, below your reduced eye lid. The water or saline remedy may cleanse the international item from your eye.
- Blinking can help get rid of little pieces of dirt or sand in your eye.
- Take your higher eye lid over your reduced eye lid. The eyelash from your reduced eye lid may be able to sweep away any international item captured beneath your higher eye lid.
- Use sunglasses. If your eye is delicate to mild sunlight because of the scratch, sunglasses will reduce the signs while you cure.
- DON'T rub your eye. You may be influenced to do so, but massaging your eye can create the abrasion more intense.
- DON'T contact your eye with anything. Fingertips, pure cotton swabs and other things won't help eliminate the foreign body and could harm your eye more. Keep in mind that the item that triggered the scratch could be gone even though you still experience as if something is in your eye.
- DON'T wear your contacts. Wearing contacts will slow the recovery procedure and could cause issues.
See your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) if you scrtch your eye. Most cornael cuts are minimal and will cure on their own in a few times. Your ophthalmologist may cure a cornael abrasion with anti-biotic eye drops or ointment or use anabolic steroid eyedrops to decrease swelling and decrease the possibility of scarring damage. The best way to cope with a scraped eye, though, is to prevent getting one in the first position. If you are going to be involved in an action where you danger hurting your eye, make sure you use safety sunglasses.