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melissakaysmith posted:
For the past 4 days, the top of my right eye (under the eyelid) feels numb. It hurts to blink, burns, and constantly waters. It feels like a contact lens has shifted above the area you normally would wear it. I have worn them in the past, but not for at least 6 years, only glasses now. This happened once before, that is how I know the feeling. The eyeball itself feels rubbery, compared to my left eye which feels jelly. I know it is wrong to touch the actual eyeball, but I thought this would help. I have looked multiple times and cannot see anything, and have used eye washes and drops. Thank you
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Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
Melissa,

We call this symptom "foreign body sensation" and the possibilities include a small foreign object that you can't see, a scratched or irritated or dry cornea, and as often occurs, its starts as one thing and all the manipulation that you do to examine and try to remove something actually creates more irritation.

The short answer is that if all is not back to perfect by tomorrow morning, call and make an appointment with your eye doctor.


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