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Hit by explosions, blurry sight, painful, swelling, floaters visible, redness and irritation. What can help?

Hello. I have rather a classic problem arround this time of the year. I was hit by an exploding piece of fireworks right above my eyebrow. The first aid doctor made me read those typical glasses-store things. and my eyesights was perfectly fine. just blurry by all the water on top of it. Nowi have some question regarding my eye. it hurts when i try to look all the way to the right. and when i try to focuss on something very closeby. also i see 2 white dots (the eye is closed because obviously its swollen right now). when u carefully open my eye i can see its all red due to irritation. but my iris etc looks perfectly fine. but i see two floating black dots. theyre stationary (with that i mean. if i look to a place it moves with my eye). Now . Nothing of the firework debris hit my actual eye. let that be clear. But could the hit have been so hard that it the shockwave or hit arround the area puncured the inside of my eyeveseels? Is there a way to find out without a docter? like lets say. a test. or sympthons? i hope to have an answer soon im quite worried.
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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Hi welcome to HCM .
Cracker injuries should not be ignored and needs a through retinal examination to rule out Intra ocular foreign body. I would suggest you to get it examined by a Retina specialist, as what you are experiencing is called 'floaters' in eye,in simple words.

Sometimes, if a small particle ( like a cracker dust)enters forcefully, the entry point gets sealed quickly without causing any immediate reaction. It can stay quiet or cause an inflammatory reaction latter. The symptoms include redness, pain on moving the eye, sensitivity to light, blurred vision and flashes in eyes.

In any case the earlier intervention the best. So any floaters must be examined carefully at the earliest . Take care .
Answered: Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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