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Mystery "invisible" object in eye

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  • Posted By: spdavies
  • September 8, 2008
  • 09:29 AM

Hope someone can help. This is the second time this has happened to me. I get something in my eye - like usual, a piece of dust or something - but it won't go away. It's scratchy and painful, I can feel the object move around under my eyelid, but when the eye doctor looks for it with his instruments, he can't find it. The doctor tells me it's a scratch on my eye which just feels like something is in there, but I know the difference. I can feel the object move from one area of my eye to another (upper lid, lower lid, inner edge, outer edge, etc) - a scratch doesn't do that. The last time this happened, a few years ago, I finally in desperation put some antibiotic ointment on my finger and scraped the object out of my eye (off the lower inner eyelid). I could feel it scrape across the eyelid and I had immediate complete relief as soon as it was gone, but I still couldn't see what I got out of my eye. Well, I'm back with the same situation - does anybody have any idea what could be in my eye and how do I get rid of it? Has anyone else had this experience? I've gone to the ER this weekend - the doc couldn't find it but gave me numbing and antibiotic drops and told me to go to the eye doctor. I'm going there today but I'm afraid I'll once again appear crazy or lying. Any help would be appreciated.

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