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Eyes exposed to gasoline. Used lubricant and refresh tears. Advice?

i got some gasoline into my eyes 5-6 days ago and when that happened i washed my eyes for a minute or 2 later on that day when i went to sleep, i smelled gasoline but there was nothing, i think the gasoline from my eyes went down my nose and that was what i smelled. 2 days after i noticed my vision got slightly blurry... its been a week since the incident and i was wondering if my eyes are going to get better or stay this way. and if anything can help the curing process if its curable. after the 4th day i applied lubricant and refresh tears but it doesn't seen to be helping... help asap im scared my vision wont return to normal.
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Hi Friend I am Dr Bilal and I am an Ophthalmologist
Welcome to Health Care Magic
I would like to answer your question and your satisfaction is my goal .

As you have mentioned that you accidentally got some gasoline into your eyes , and then you washed them with water and now you are experiencing a blurred vision . This all could be due to transient corneal injury . Cornea is basically the transparent part of your eye and it consist of many layers and covered by an epithelium which is replaced every 7 days with the new epithelium . Gasoline splashed into your eyes must have damaged the cornael epithelium . I would suggest you to visit your doctor soon to have a slit lamp examination of your eyes , visual acuity , Tonometry and any further investigations . Meanwhile you need to use Antibiotic eye drops or ointment , some pain killer tablet like Ibuprofen .

I hope you will find my answer helpful .
Good luck.
God bless you.
Wish you a speedy recovery.
Best Regards .
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