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Got something in my eye just after lunchtime today...it’s

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Got something in my eye just after lunchtime today...it’s very painful and feels like it’s still in my eye even after splashing water in eye. Have also rinsed eye with saline to no avail. The irritation will fade slightly when looking in one direction for a period of time but after looking in a different direction comes back worse...feels like the particle is moving around my eye!
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Is your eye red?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it is a little red - more so than the other eye.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The top lid is also (in my opinion) a little puffy/swollen
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

Could you post a photo for me on this page please?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
of course bare with me
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

Sure

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The picture dose not seem to be uploading
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

Use the paper clip icon on this page

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

Got it--thanks

Any idea what you got in your eye?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I was melt on the floor changing a tyre so I’m pretty sure it was a little bit of grit or something. It’s windy today so could be anything I guess.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Knelt!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

OK

Right now you're eye looks OK to me

But with that feeling of something still in your eye you might have a corneal abrasion

Those heal well on their own but if it still bothers you tomorrow you need to have a doctor check it out

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is there a possibility something still is in my eye?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Because it feels like it’s floating about
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
sometimes all of a suddenly it’ll start watering again
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 month ago.

It's possible it's under your upper eyelid so you should evert it--turn it inside out--to check

But with a corneal abrasion there's usually watering and irritation

Dr. Chip and 2 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok that’s great. Thanks for your help :)