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Broken Eyelash #4499000
08/26/17 08:45 PM
08/26/17 08:45 PM
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Clovis, CA
Merkava_4 Offline OP
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How long does a broken eyelash stay in the eye ? I'm getting tired of it--it's been in my eye since Thursday. Flushing the eye with saline solution eye wash has so far been no help other than temporary relief.

Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Merkava_4] #4499001
08/26/17 08:49 PM
08/26/17 08:49 PM
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Staten Island, NY
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My luck with eye problems has taught me one thing

If it's been bothering you long enough to be concerning, you need an eye doctor ASAP


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Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Merkava_4] #4499013
08/26/17 09:16 PM
08/26/17 09:16 PM
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Can you actually see that it's still in your eye? You could have scratched your eye, it will feel like it's still there even though it isn't.

Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Merkava_4] #4499014
08/26/17 09:16 PM
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I'm curious why you'd think you have a broken eyelash stuck under an eyelid.

I suppose you could have a loose eyelash stuck under an eyelid (upper or lower). Or a foreign body (like a bit of grit or a metal splinter). Easy enough for a doctor to get out. Necessary too.

In a recently reported case someone had several contact lenses stuck under their upper eyelid. You haven't lost a contact lens have you?

Or you may have simply scratched your cornea - though that generally heals in 24 - 48 hours.

It's time to see a doctor. In Canada you'd go to an emergency department or a minor emergency practice.


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Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: KD0AXS] #4499018
08/26/17 09:20 PM
08/26/17 09:20 PM
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Colorado
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Usually your eye will flush it out overnight....if not, then this:


Originally Posted By: KD0AXS
Can you actually see that it's still in your eye? You could have scratched your eye, it will feel like it's still there even though it isn't.


+1....leave it alone for a day or two.


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Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Merkava_4] #4499032
08/26/17 10:01 PM
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Happens to me all the time. I've become pretty good at removing them with a clean finger tip. Try at your own risk. DO NOT touch the cornea!

I've got into the habit of gently tugging my eyelashes to remove "dead" ones before they end up on my eyeballs.


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Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Merkava_4] #4499045
08/26/17 10:17 PM
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Hold your eye open under the flowing shower head. That will wash it out.


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Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Merkava_4] #4499081
08/26/17 11:38 PM
08/26/17 11:38 PM
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Ontario
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Maybe you have a stye. Soon your eye will swell up and you'll see discharge and have pink eye. Good luck!


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Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Merkava_4] #4499116
08/27/17 01:47 AM
08/27/17 01:47 AM
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NJ
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I have eye issues. Go see a Dr. Don't mess around with your eyes.

When I visit the eye Dr, the interns and college students say "holy sh..., oh, I'm sorry. Wow, that's a miracle. "

My Dr, says, you hit the jackpot, most people go blind in one eye with what you suffered.

I'm grateful every day my left eye is ok. Not 100%, but ok.

Not that anything my Dr did helped me...

In all honesty, I wish you lived closer to me. I'd help you out big time.

Last edited by Leo99; 08/27/17 01:55 AM.

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Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Leo99] #4499118
08/27/17 02:26 AM
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Clovis, CA
Merkava_4 Offline OP
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Went to the Fresno VA. They said my eye is fine; they can't find anything in there. shrug

Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Merkava_4] #4499204
08/27/17 07:02 AM
08/27/17 07:02 AM
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Chicago, IL
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Put a few drops of eye lube in there, preferably 10w40...
But really mb visine

Last edited by Brybo86; 08/27/17 07:03 AM.

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Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Merkava_4] #4499231
08/27/17 07:37 AM
08/27/17 07:37 AM
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out there
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out there
Could be a swollen tear duct. That can feel like something is in there.


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Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: maximus] #4499245
08/27/17 07:53 AM
08/27/17 07:53 AM
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Orlando, FL
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Originally Posted By: maximus
Happens to me all the time. I've become pretty good at removing them with a clean finger tip. Try at your own risk. DO NOT touch the cornea!

I've got into the habit of gently tugging my eyelashes to remove "dead" ones before they end up on my eyeballs.


I also have a habit of removing them while taking a shower.

Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Merkava_4] #4499363
08/27/17 10:01 AM
08/27/17 10:01 AM
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windsor, ontario, canada.
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merk -- I thought that you were talking about one of the eyelashes that you have over the headlights on your car. my bad.
keep 'em coming, merk.


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Re: Broken Eyelash [Re: Brybo86] #4499669
08/27/17 05:20 PM
08/27/17 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Brybo86
Put a few drops of eye lube in there, preferably 10w40...
But really mb visine
:
lol grin
Guess that's better than a couple cans of brake cleaner.

I'll rub it until my eyeball gets raw, then try flushing with water. Last resort is Dr. Dinger (wife) will go at it and she'll dig in and get it out. Sometimes when she is done I fell like the eyeball is gone. She will pin me down, then gets serious, flashlight hanging out of her mouth and both hands working a variety of tools. Gets to hurt'n bad but she gets it one way or another.

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