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Splashed hot oil in eye. Redness in eyelid. Bruise under eye. Sore to touch, irritate. Infection?

10 days ago I splashed a spot of hot cooking oil into my left eye. Inside the bottom lid is now red and slightly blue and raw. I also have developed a bruise under the eye. The eye is still sore to touch and feels irritated. I have been using lubricating drops but the problem persists and, in fact, looks worse. Should I go to my GP or to the hospital? Immediately? Is this an infection?
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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It is likely that the skin over the eyelid and the inner mucosal lining have got scalded by the hot oil. It would have result in some amount of inflammation too. Apart from lubricating eye drops you would need an eye ointment too so as to prevent the raw surfaces of your eyelid from getting fused (symblepharon). You must consult an ophthalmologist for a closer look and further treatment as early as you can.

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