The foreign body sensation in your eye can be due to a few causes like early conjunctivitis
, a corneal or conjunctival abrasion, an actual foreign body in your eye or the gritty feeling you experience with dry eyes
. If you have some redness
and matting of eyelashes with a sticky feeling in the eye, it could be an infection and would need antibiotic drops. If a tiny abrasion is responsible you will need an eye ointment in the eye till it heals. Mild dryness needs a lubricating eye drop
preparation for a few days used 4 times a day and an ointment at bedtime. You can start an anti inflammatory eye drop like Ketorolac
in the eye if there is any inflammation in the eye. Lubricants work well initially and if you do develop an infection and this is the initial stages you may then start an antibiotic eye drop preparation later.