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Old 07-27-2003, 08:27 PM   #1
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Post Eyelash stuck in eye!!!!


I know this is common, but today my eyelash went into my eye. Usually when this happen, I wash my hands and then get it out. But I didnt get the chance to today, it I blinked and it disappeared. I don't think it fell out, where did it go?!?!

When sand gets into my eye, I blink and get rid of it. BUt I don't get how our tears will get rid of it. Not like the object falls out of our eyes, right? I mean, I don't see it falling it.

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Old 07-28-2003, 09:35 AM   #2
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Just to be on the safe side, get yourself to an eye dr, NOW! Sometimes a foreign body, such as an eyelash can hide underneath the upper eyelid where we can't see it. Don't try to get it out yourself. You can try flushing it out with tear drops or saline solution, but if you don't see it, chances are you won't know if it came out if you flush it.

Do you still feel like there is something in your eye?

It's really nothing to fool around with. Sometimes eyelashes can hide in there for days. In fact, my own eye doctor had trouble finding one in my eye the last time I had one. But I knew it was there. He had to flip my eyelid and look all over the place for it! Finally, after about 5-10 minutes. Please go to the eye doctor right away.

A foreign body in the eye can cause irritation, corneal abrasions, or worse.

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