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Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019
Question: A plastic clothes hanger broke and hit me in the eye. There is a little pain and a blood spot. Do i need the er?
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Wait & observe for signs

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service.

I have reviewed your query. You need to observe closely for following signs:
- Increase size of the blood spot
- Increase pain
- Reduced vision

If any of the above things happen then you need to report to ER immediately for checkup. Secondly, try to remain upright (45* angle) to give proper drainage to eye. Avoid touching the eye with dirty hands. I usually prescribe my patients tropicamide eye drops. They dilate the pupil and reduce pain BUT it is a prescription medication so you won't be able to get it without prescription. So best thing for you will be to closely observe.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Wishing you good health !!
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Brief Answer: Wait & observe for signs Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service. I have reviewed your query. You need to observe closely for following signs: - Increase size of the blood spot - Increase pain - Reduced vision If any of the above things happen then you need to report to ER immediately for checkup. Secondly, try to remain upright (45* angle) to give proper drainage to eye. Avoid touching the eye with dirty hands. I usually prescribe my patients tropicamide eye drops. They dilate the pupil and reduce pain BUT it is a prescription medication so you won't be able to get it without prescription. So best thing for you will be to closely observe. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Wishing you good health !!