(Closed) Something in his eye…

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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7976 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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 # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Definitely don’t wait it could get much worse overnight. Call, they should take emergencies and can file it through your health insurance.

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