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Posted on Tue, 24 Nov 2015
Question: What should I do for an injured eye? Poked right corner of the eye this evening while trimming a bogambilia plant. Not in pain but the right side is getting red & slowly spreading towards the iris.should I put ice pack? Sleep with my head elevated? Thank you!
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Need to go to the ER to have your eye checked

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using HCM,

I read carefully your question.
The eye is a very delicate and complicated organ. Yes, you can put ice pack, but it wont help much if the injury is deep.
The trauma might have injured the eye globe causing a laceration, who might cause a dangerous problem after.
Also, it might have damage the cornea, which again needs to be evaluated.
Most of the cases eye infections might happen at least.

so, mentioning all those above I would recommend to go to the ER and have your eye checked, so the doctor can see how much is the damage, and he may give an antibiotic to prevent infections if nothing serious has happened.

Let me know how did it go. Or feel free to ask more questions, if need more clarifications.

Take care,
Dr. Klarida
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Brief Answer: Need to go to the ER to have your eye checked Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for using HCM, I read carefully your question. The eye is a very delicate and complicated organ. Yes, you can put ice pack, but it wont help much if the injury is deep. The trauma might have injured the eye globe causing a laceration, who might cause a dangerous problem after. Also, it might have damage the cornea, which again needs to be evaluated. Most of the cases eye infections might happen at least. so, mentioning all those above I would recommend to go to the ER and have your eye checked, so the doctor can see how much is the damage, and he may give an antibiotic to prevent infections if nothing serious has happened. Let me know how did it go. Or feel free to ask more questions, if need more clarifications. Take care, Dr. Klarida