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Can opticians check for broken glass in eye?

My daughter who is 10 and wears glasses bumped into a bench 2 days ago and didnt tell me, and her glasses AAAAAAA into one of her eyes, I noticed it was red underneath, and she says it hurts when she shuts them. We have an appointment already at the opticians tomorrow, can they check to see if its ok there or will I have to go to a doctor to get it checked?
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
As an emergency, you can get it checked with him to find the cause of her discomfort. A good optician must be able to find out any dust particle( foreign body) inside the eye with a slit lamp microscope examination and even remove them if superficial and safe.

But it is always better to have an ophthalmologist opinion at the earliest,for a detailed dilated examination of the eye as done in any case of any ocular injury.

Answered: Sun, 6 May 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan's  Response
Hi there,
It would be best if you take your child to an eye doctor(ophthalmologist) as early as possible , since they are specialists in this field. She could be having an ocular foreign body ( glass piece / foreign body in the eye) or it could be due to the impact (blunt trauma) to the eye. Best to visit an eye doctor. Hope this helps :)
Answered: Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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