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Eye problem

My daughter got poked in the eye and said it hurts her to keep it open. Would I call her regular dr. Or an eye dr?

Any helpful tips to help her out until I can get her into the doctors?

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skinnyslokita

Asked by skinnyslokita at 8:39 PM on Apr. 2, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Can she see out of it? Is it swollen, red, bruised, or anything? You need an eye doctor, but if it isn't an emergency, put a patch on it, and make her rest, some ice might help as well.
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 8:43 PM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • I'd try to get an eye doctor to see her, and if that didn't work do an urgent care clinic or ER.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:46 PM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • She can see out of it. She just squints because keeping it open hurts. It's not swollen or bruised.
    skinnyslokita

    Comment by skinnyslokita (original poster) at 8:52 PM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • See an eye Dr.
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 8:52 PM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • A cold cloth over it, perhaps.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 8:56 PM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • I'd definitely recommend an eye doctor only because it's possible that she's scratched the cornea. That makes things more painful and a little more prone to infection.
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 9:11 PM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • I hope you took her to a eye dr it sounds like a scratched cornea. G/L
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 9:42 PM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • Thanks everyone.
    skinnyslokita

    Comment by skinnyslokita (original poster) at 10:15 PM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • Probably a scratched cornea. I'd see an optometrist first about it and go from there.

    I had that happen last spring...DD's fingernail went right between my eye and the eyelid and...OMG did that sucker HURT! Found out later it was a scratched cornea. It still bothers me sometimes...not sure if I have a scar or if it's all in my head though.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 12:01 AM on Apr. 3, 2013

  • How's her eye now?
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 4:44 PM on Apr. 3, 2013

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