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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 plans. Thanks

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Dear Jake,

There could be many reasons for irritation and foreign body sensation. This can actually be a foreign body, allergy or a wound.
The best is that you take out some time and show to an eye doctor, mean while you may use any lubricating eye drops or gel available of the shelves.

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Optom.Amit Sharma  

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Optom. Amit Sharma

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Happy to answer any question related to the field of Optometry and opticals. Specialize in Corneal, corneal-limbal and Scleral RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable ) contact lenses for keratoconus, post lasik ectasia , dry eyes, etc,

Experience

I have been in the field of Optometry since 1989 . Worked as an Optometrist at Shroff Eye Centre New Delhi (INDIA) for 4 years. Established my own Optometry clinic In 1997 and have been practicing since then.

Organizations
OPTOMETRY CLINIC FOR SCLERAL AND CORNEAL RGP LENSES, SPECTIQUE INDIA, (www.spectiqueindia.net)

Education/Credentials
M.Optom D.Opt.(AIIMS)

Awards and Honors
Optometrist of the year 2009 Award by Cooper Vision.

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