Post # 1
So my husband woke up fine, he filled up the dog’s water bowl & then touched his eye & now his eyelid hurts him. This was at 11am this morning, its been a little over 4 hours & it still hurts, he says its slightly better from this morning thou. We’ve tried eye drops & rinses, he took a shower for like 10 min & opened his eye, he tried an eye cup rinse thing. I made him smell onions to make him cry. It didn’t really effect him thou.
The spot that hurts keeps moving & he says he thinks his eyelid hurts, not his eye. I’ve looked over his eyelid & there’s no bumps. When his eye is open, it doesn’t hurt. Mostly its when he blinks. I don’t see anything in his eye, so it must be a speck.
I told him we should go to the eye dr but he doesn’t want to.
My theory is something got in his eye when he touched it this morning. Its just his right eye.
Anything else I can do to get that whatever-it-is out? His eye is starting to naturally water just a little.
Post # 3
My FI thought he had something in his eye a couple of weeks ago. Then he thought it might be a stye(sp). He tried over the counter drops and washing out his eye, but they didn’t work. His eye was pretty swollen, so he let me take a look at it and he had a sore in there. I made him go to the doctor and she said it was a very good thing that I did because if he wouldn’t have had it taken care of he could have lost sight in that eye. The doctor gave him some antibiotic eyedrops and it cleared up over a couple of days. I suggest your FI go to the doctor right away. Eyes are nothing to mess around with.
Post # 4
He needs to go to an optometrist or opthalmalogist. Don’t take him to the ER whatever you do, because they often just refer you to your eye doctor (and charge you an arm and a leg).
My step-dad’s an eye doctor and it’s important that if something is in his eye, it is removed promptly.
Post # 5
It’s probably something stuck under his eyelid. I had a piece of gravel stuck under my eyelid for a few hours once and it hurt like a b* whenever I would blink. It was okay if my eye was open or shut, just as long as it didn’t move. But whenever it did move (i.e. blinking), it would scratch across my eye.
For me, it took pulling my eyelid out and using a fingernail to pull it out (sounds gross, felt gross, good thing I had long nails that day) because it was literally stuck to/embedded in the underside of my eyelid.
I, ah, would recommend seeing an eye doctor stat.
Post # 6
Ugg, that’s what I’m telling him, well, the eye dr closes in about an hour. I know noone knows the situation, but think we could wait until tomorrow? His eye isn’t swollen, except when his eyes are closed, his eyelid is slightly reddish/darker on the outer half of his right eye (where he says it hurts).
Post # 7
It sounds like something got in his eye. I would just wait a day to see if it goes away on it’s own after a night of resting his eye.
Post # 8
My fear with waiting overnight is that eyes move during REM sleep and what if it scratches his eye?
You would hate to do permanent damage.
Call the eye doc, tell them it’s an emergency and you’re on your way; maybe they can stay open a bit late for you?
Post # 9
I worked at an eye doctor’s office for a while and the rule there was that if the eye was red and in pain the person should be seen that day. If there is something in the eye he should also go in. I would def call your eye doctor
Post # 10
Definitely don’t wait it could get much worse overnight. Call, they should take emergencies and can file it through your health insurance.
Post # 11
So we didn’t go to the eye dr yesterday, husband felt better around 4pm so thought there was no need. It got worse, but everyone was closed. We just went in this morning & got it all fixed. He had a small speck under his eyelid, it was pretty far up there. He had a few small shallow scratches, & it should heal up fine w/o antibiotics.
I learned, if you have something in your eye DO NOT use the eye drops for redness, those actually make things worse (the redness is your eye fighting the infection & the red away eye drops actually make things worse). I’m throwing those drops out right after work today!