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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 04:01 AM Thread Starter
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Corneal Abrasions SUCK!

I was working in the garage on the bike, then moving some wood around, and loading it in the truck. I came inside and was folding some clothes when all of the sudden, something is in my eye. WTF?

I tried all the usual methods. Tearing up didn't work, shower didn't work, sink sprayer didn't work. I went to bed but couldn't close my eye, so after about 2 hours of that crap, I went to the ER to have whatever it was, removed.

They numbed my eye (nice!), then put some stain in it, and looked with a magnifying glass with UV lights. Nothing was in my eye, but whatever got in there managed to scratch my cornea before removing itself.

Now I'm sitting here with the numbing wearing off, and some ointment in one eye, just waiting to go to work. I still can't sleep, and my eye is bugging the shit out of me. Not to mention I can't see crap out of my left eye.

Okay, I'm done. Just needed to bitch a little.

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Wow that sucks ... I've had a minor corneal abrasion in the past, fucking sucks balls. I can't take any sort of discomfort when it comes to my eyes, I can't even put in contacts.
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That happened to me several years ago, I was playing with my cousins rubber band rifle, looking down the barrel trying to aim and it snapped straight back into my eye. I know your pain and it fucking sucks
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I know your pain.
I was cutting wood on the saw without safety glasses and small chip went through my eye lid and got stock inside. Day later went to ER they looked at my eye and nothing, so they send me to the hospital and there beautiful doctor with big boobies lean over, placed her DD on my chest, flipped my eye lid and pulled out chip like 1/8 long. My eye was scratched to the point of wearing eye patch with meds for 2 weeks. One more day and I would loose my vision. That was like 20 years ago and I still remember that beautifull doctor and her's DD

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ehhh...rub some dirt in it and move along.

dis is painful stuff. u didnt mention anything about an eye patch to prevent blinking - everytime you blink the upper eyelid rubs itself across and worsens the existing abrasion. studies however have not shown this to shorten the healing process. the most important thing is preventing infection with the use of a antibiotic gel which also serves the lubricate the surface. there is a drop called cyclogyl that can decrease the pain. thankfully the cornea heals very quickly - usually in 24 to 72 hours. course there is also morphine or heroin for the pain
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I tore my cornea, and was off work for a year and a half, and had to have surgery. It's nothing to screw around with. I still have problems with that eye, and it happened nine years ago. If you need a good eye surgeon I have a few. Hope you heal up fast.
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I caught a small piece of metal in the eye when I was hack sawing some conduit. It stuck and had to be scraped out by an eye doc. Vision is fine but eye dries out easier now and I tend to blink more often than i used to. Always wear safety glasses!!!

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Damn that's weird and sucks

On the brightside....Do you get one of these?

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i get this from time to time, sucks balls. Sensitivity to light, non-stop watering, the feeling like something is on you eye, yep sucks balls
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this happens to me once or twice a year. and it is mandatory for us to
wear safety glasses. debris still manages to get by.

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ehhh...rub some dirt in it and move along.

dis is painful stuff. u didnt mention anything about an eye patch to prevent blinking - everytime you blink the upper eyelid rubs itself across and worsens the existing abrasion. studies however have not shown this to shorten the healing process. the most important thing is preventing infection with the use of a antibiotic gel which also serves the lubricate the surface. there is a drop called cyclogyl that can decrease the pain. thankfully the cornea heals very quickly - usually in 24 to 72 hours. course there is also morphine or heroin for the pain

I've got a tube of Erythromycin Opthalmic Ointment to put in my eye four times per day. Can't see crap after the goo goes in. What I really wanted was that bottle of Tetracaine Hydrochloride (numbing stuff). That would have made the day at work much easier. They didn't give me a patch to wear.


Oh, and to c2000 up there: I didn't have any DD's put in my face. My doctor was an older guy from India(?) or somewhere. There was a nurse walking around that was cute though.

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Damn that's weird and sucks

On the brightside....Do you get one of these?

That's not funny. I had to wear an eyepatch my ENTIRE JUNIOR YEAR of high school because I had a corneal laceration. I heard enough pirate jokes for one lifetime (and then on clsb I heard more, but thaaaat's another story).

Don't even get me started on the pain. I've broken ribs, punctured/collapsed a lung, given birth ... nothing was worse pain than my eye injury.
My doctors fixed me up, though. After the injury I saw 20/20 in that eye. Now, 17 years later, I see about 20/30 in that eye. Not bad.

A few years ago I suffered a corneal abrasion on the same eye; my dog accidentally scratched me. The pain was as bad as I remembered.

Take care of yourself, and don't expect to do too much too fast. Having one eye out of commission can make you pretty nauseous.
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Oooooo...maybe I should go home sick "due to the nausea"

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Oooooo...maybe I should go home sick "due to the nausea"
I'm not kidding. I hurled all the live long day, both times I had this injury.
Doooooooo iiiiiiiiiiiiiit!
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I haven't felt nauseaous, but I just drove to get lunch AFTER putting that ointment in my eye. Not the smartest choice I've made today. Hard to drive with only one eye working right.

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[QUOTE=stkr;1732599]I've got a tube of Erythromycin Opthalmic Ointment to put in my eye four times per day. Can't see crap after the goo goes in. What I really wanted was that bottle of Tetracaine Hydrochloride (numbing stuff). That would have made the day at work much easier. They didn't give me a patch to wear.
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yep - i understand. tetracaine is GREAT. i remember seeing a patient once who had a flippin PAPER CUT on his eye - :

the problem with tetracaine is that it actually delays the healing of the corneal tear/abrasion and patients get "addicted" to it for the pain relief which can lead to complete corneal ulceration/perforation/scarring and blindness.
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The eye feels SOOOOO much better today.

It's still a little irritated, but at least I can function. It felt so good to get sleep last night that I almost stayed in bed this morning.

I didn't know the Tetracaine delayed healing - interesting. I can understand the addiction to the pain relief though. I "almost" did that with Vicodin once, because I was worried about running out of the meds and the pain coming back. The pain was already gone, but I didn't know until I was out of meds, and I was perfectly fine.

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This thread makes me cringe in rememberance of mine. Similar to others, I got it while cutting wood last summer. Went to an urgent care and they did the numbing and dye test. Gave me some eye drops and said to not look at bright screens with it for a few days. It healed up without any problems after about 3-4 days. I ALWAYS wear eye protection now.

They said they don't give out eye patches anymore, but I went and bought one anyways and wore it for the fun of it.

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This thread makes me cringe in general. I truly value my sight, hearing, taste, etc. Sorry to hear about the eye, hopefully things turn back to normal asap for you.
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