Impaired Vision After A Foreign Object Enters The Eye?

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I want to ask…. 3 days ago I went to the eye doctor because there was a small iron stuck in my eye.. then for 3 days why is my vision still a little blurry even though the object stuck in the eye has been removed

1 Answer:

Hello Ilham, thank you for your question

Foreign objects such as eyelashes, cosmetics, dust, metal flakes (such as iron), sand, or sawdust, have the potential to enter the eye and cause various health problems in the eye. Some of the symptoms that can be caused by the entry of a foreign object into the eye:

Red and watery eyes feel blocked until pain, swelling of the eyes, visual disturbances occur. Visual disturbances generally occur when a foreign object enters the cornea, which is one of the refractive media in the process of seeing. Here are some initial treatment steps while at home:

rinse the eyes with clean running water, avoid rubbing or pressing the eyes because it will increase irritation and infection. Immediately consult an ophthalmologist if the above procedure does not remove the foreign body from the eye. The doctor will examine the eye using a special tool, namely a slit lamp. After confirming its location and depth, the doctor will remove the foreign body. Of course, during the above procedure, the doctor will give you anesthetic eye drops that are useful to relieve discomfort or pain. Next, the doctor will give you a topical antibiotic (eye drops or eye ointment) to prevent infection in the eye.

After removal of foreign bodies and regular treatment with topical antibiotics, if visual disturbances persist, it is best to consult the doctor who previously treated you. The doctor will confirm the presence of inflammation or infection in the eye, and determine the further treatment needed. The earlier treatment is given, the more likely it is to recover, as well as your ability to see.

Hope it's useful

dr. Lili

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