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My right eye is in serious pain. Usually when something gets caught in my eye, I immediately have to get it out, but this is different. I woke up this morning and this irritating scratching in my eye was occurring. It felt towards the top lid of my eyeball. So I dipped my eye in water, opened it, and then my eye lid. And it still was there. I spent the past 3 hours trying to find something in my eye but I can't seem to find anything. When I look right I don't feel the scraping but when I look inward I feel the scrap and I can't get on with my day with this awful pain. Did I scratch my cornia? And can I use eye drops to help fix this? Because I'm not sure if I can make it to the doctor today, I have multiple planss. Thanks

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If you have serious pain you may have indeed scratched your cornea or have gotten a foreign body lodged in your eye or upper lid.   If the pain doesn't dissipate  by tomorw , see an eye doctor.  don't wait til Monday.   If there is no eye doctor available. Go to the emergeny room of the hospital for treAtment.  Good luck.   Dr Berger  

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DR. KENNETH BERGER

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Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

Experience

36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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