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scratchy eye

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  • Posted By: patackimojo
  • June 4, 2007
  • 10:17 AM

for the past couple of days i have been experiencing a scratchy feeling in my right eye. it's not particularly painful but very irritating. my eye is not red and looks no different from the other one (except for a slightly enlarged pupil). i am concerned because i have gone to the doctor and she said there are no foreign bodies in my eye but i definitly feel somthing. i had lasik surgery about a year and a half ago and the day that this feeling began i had been playing sports and i got knocked on the head. i have heard that this can cause the flap to move. is this still possible so long after the surgery? i'm not sure what o do b/c the doctor has already said that she sees nothing but i cannot imagen that this feeling is normal. has anyone experienced somthing like this before? i appreciate your comments:)

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  • yes, your flap can dislocate even years after the surgery. the findings can be very subtle. on the other hand, if your vision is fine, the most you'll want to do is use tear drops and warm compresses.
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  • thanks for your comment. i did just that and after about 5 days my eye was back to normal.
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  • thanks for your comment. i did just that and after about 5 days my eye was back to normal.I have had the same feeling for a few months now. It feels as if there is something underneath my eyelid that is scratching my eye. I have stared at my eyes in a magnified mirror, and there is absolutely no difference. It usually feels most irritating when I wake up but I do not see any scratches or deformities on my right eye at all. The irritation lessens in about 20 minutes and then stops irritating until some other random time. I do not feel as if it is my eyelids because it is only irritating when my eyelids close over my iris/pupil, and not the white of my eye. I am soon going to the Dr., because I am done ignoring it. If anyone has advice, I would surely consider it. As you can see, I woke up at about midnight and did some research and inspections on my eye and this discussion is the closest thing I have found to what I am experiencing, although I don't have contacts, glasses, or have ever had surgery. My eyes have always been fine and it is not conjectivitus... Thanks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 12, 2010
    • 05:11 AM
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  • The eye drops may help, but what really helps is just rinsing my eyes out every morning when I wake up, before bed and whenever my eyes feel scratchy (sometimes every hour on the hour) with either Eye Wash ($5 in your local drugstore and comes with an eye wash cup) or plain water. After doing this for a few days my eyes are clear in the mornings.
    totalhealthguide 5 Replies
    • August 30, 2010
    • 04:34 AM
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  • Well If you want to treat scratchy eyes, Then there are many over the counter medications which are available. There are also many medications, which can be bought even without prescription. This is, although, not a very healthy option. I would suggest you get yourself examined by a health care professional, so that you get the right treatment at the right time.
    kennymevrick 4 Replies
    • August 31, 2010
    • 05:17 AM
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  • Tears serve as a protective coating for the eyes. They keep the eyes moist, provide , and wash away dust and other particles. When the eyes don't produce enough tears or the right quality of tears, the result is a condition that doctors call , popularly known as "dry eye."weight loss productscolon cleanservigrx
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    • September 14, 2010
    • 06:26 AM
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  • Tears serve as a protective coating for the eyes. They keep the eyes moist, provide , and wash away dust and other particles. When the eyes don't produce enough tears or the right quality of tears, the result is a condition that doctors call , popularly known as "dry eye." weight loss productscolon cleanservigrx you should get yourself examined by a health care professional, so that you get the right treatment at the right time. muscle supplements muscle supplement best muscle supplement
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  • I have had the same feeling for a few months now. It feels as if there is something underneath my eyelid that is scratching my eye. I have stared at my eyes in a magnified mirror, and there is absolutely no difference. It usually feels most irritating when I wake up but I do not see any scratches or deformities on my right eye at all. The irritation lessens in about 20 minutes and then stops irritating until some other random time. I do not feel as if it is my eyelids because it is only irritating when my eyelids close over my iris/pupil, and not the white of my eye. I am soon going to the Dr., because I am done ignoring it. If anyone has advice, I would surely consider it. As you can see, I woke up at about midnight and did some research and inspections on my eye and this discussion is the closest thing I have found to what I am experiencing, although I don't have contacts, glasses, or have ever had surgery. My eyes have always been fine and it is not conjectivitus... Thanks.It is better that you see a doctor soon since the treatment for scratchy eyes always begins with use of artificial tears.
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