Main Article on Eye Injuries Question: What was the cause and type of your eye injury? Submit Your Comment Comment from: IRMA J., 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 16 My son was hit in the eye by the neighbor's firework that burned parts of his face and injured his eye. At the emergency room (ER) they flushed with lots of fluids and sent him to a hospital with an ophthalmologist. Once there, they checked again and he had a test done to see if he could see. They asked him the letters from a chart, a chemical strip test and he waited 3 hours to see an eye professional. Once done they gave him medicines and sent him home; no patch, no nothing and no date to return. Not sure that is normal. Meanwhile he can’t see. Comment from: Rocelle, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 07 My friend threw her hair brush and it accidentally hit my eyes. I felt pain, but after an hour I feel better. But after 2 days I felt my eyes starting to hurt and there is a little bit of redness on the side of my eyes. I feel so scared. Comment from: none, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 23 I fell and hit the side of my face and eye. The side of my eye is black and blue, but no pain; feels like something in the bottom of my eyelid. Comment from: Mom of 3 girls, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 04 I accidentally ran the brush through my hair and into my eye. Painful! My eye is throbbing, watering and burning. I used an eye wash as well as stuck my head under the faucet and ran water into my eye gently but when I stop it starts burning until I close my eye. I don’t know what to do. Comment from: ChickenLady, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 25 One of my 3 month old chicks was sitting on my shoulder while I was reading a text and suddenly she pecked my eyeball. It startled me more than anything but today I have scleral hemorrhage along with pain and spasms in the spot I was pecked. My vision is fine and it feels just slightly scratchy. However when I bend over or even barely touch my eyelid the pain skyrockets. Comment from: Linda , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 19 I accidentally got bleach in my right eye while I was trying to do my laundry. My eye was stinging and burning. I rinsed it with lots of water for about 30 minutes and then went to the hospital. The ophthalmologist said there was no damage to my cornea. Right now I am applying eye drops including antibiotics and diclofenac. Comment from: Tccampbell, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 06 My son was assaulted a year ago which caused his eye to rupture. Lens was dislodged. Surgery occurred 5 hours after with sutures placed 9 to 3 o'clock. The eye has healed well. Pressures are great. He can see bright light, his peripheral vision works and he can see the largest letter in the office. He was also given contacts for that eye which directed the light properly in that eye and it was amazing. His eye stopped kicking out, he could see enough to drive with that one eye only and he was ecstatic. The problem is that after wearing the contact lens one day, he felt discomfort and extreme redness in his eye. He would not use the contact lens again. I wonder if he can have any kind of surgery to stop the horizontal double vision. And, because his eye ball is a different shape after the surgery, perhaps lenses can be placed in to help him with his vision as well since we know he can have those things with a contact lens. I am desperate to find a great ophthalmologist anywhere in the US that would examine him and give us any hope. Comment from: Edward, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 09 I went to look out the window and caught a nail that had been put in the window frame to hold the curtain back. It was right at eye level. I had lots of pain and pulled back off the nail, took a shower and applied ice. I think it entered or poked me around the tear duct and eyeball. I can see but my vision is blurry as if looking through a bubble. My eye is itching, and when I cover the uninjured eye the hurt seems to be ok. I have no insurance so I don’t know what to do next. Comment from: emptycup, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 18 Foreign body in my eye was removed, resulting rust ring removed, and my vision is still blurry 8 months later. Comment from: Seansean, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 15 I poked a dull object in my eye pushing the eyeball into socked approximately 1/4 in. SLIDESHOW Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) Symptoms, Causes, Treatments See Slideshow Comment from: shane, Male (Patient) Published: March 15 My eye redness was caused by a scratch 2 days ago. Comment from: Lillie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 06 I was hit by a bus door on the side of my eye. I heard a twang and I instantly lost 75 percent of my vision. Doctors are calling it a stroke. I think the hit caused the stroke. Comment from: plow boy, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 14 I have an injury to my right eye which resulted in the loss of vision. My doctor told me that the cut was so deep that the film of my eye leaked out. Comment from: EagleEye, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 29 I had a piece of steel get past my safety glasses while grinding. This caused a corneal abrasion and resultant rust ring in my right eye. After several treatments to remove all of the rust ring, I am hoping the scarring will be minor as the injury was just to the right of center of the pupil. Comment from: Derm, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 18 I have a piece of steel in my eye. Comment from: tiger, Published: June 21 Woke up after being under anesthesia for a cystoscopy and had a broken blood vessel in my eye. My vision has been blurry and the eye hurts. Comment from: ms.stackhouse, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 11 I WAS AT WORK AT Walmart when i got hit in the eye by some boxes that were very heavy and the boxes were in the freezer. Published: August 10 I got hit in the face with a cricket bat. My eye was swollen and bloodshot and I couldn’t fit my glasses on my face. Published: July 31 Acetone squirted in my eye. Comment from: MukBun, 0-2 Male (Patient) Published: May 11 I had a corneal laceration at age two. This was caused by a glass that was dropped and broken on the kitchen counter that I was standing next to. Comment from: Jeanette Allen, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 07 I accidentally poked myself in my eye with a key. Comment from: jenna, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 31 My 10 year old son was pillow fighting w/ my 2 year old son, who was injured in his left eye. He went to the ER, and they gave him medicine for an infection, and said "the cornea wasn't scratched." Comment from: eyedon'tbelieveit, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 06 My wife could not remember if she had removed her contact lenses the previous night and when she tried to remove the perceived lens, she instead tore off a piece of her eye covering causing pain, redness, and a yellow bubble. Next day the eye is still red with a little less pain. Comment from: Marc, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 01 I had a cornea laceration to my right eye, which resulted in permanent loss of vision. Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 28 I scratched my eye with mascara brush. QUESTION What causes dry eyes? See Answer Comment from: deebias, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 20 I got poked in the eye with a finger nail, now the eye is completely blood shot. There is also swelling around the lid and the tear duct is swollen and tearing. Comment from: 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 15 My husband had a nail shoot into his eye. Cornea is scratched and the sclera has a small hole in it. Comment from: 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 13 My husband was hit on the side of his nose with a wrench and has very bad black eye. Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 31 My friend just was grinding metal and got a piece of metal in his eye. Comment from: Suzanne, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 02 My son was hit in the eye by a baseball. Comment from: Lucia, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 23 I accidentally got Tabasco sauce in my eyes. Comment from: pluff, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 22 Hit on the eyebrow with a golf ball and now the usually blue iris is brownish with no vision, but eye moves. Comment from: fboe, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 08 A small tree limb smacked me in the eye today and now, eight hours later, my eye is very blood shot and I am seeing strobe flashes off to the side of my eye.