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Ripped contact still in my eye!!

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Old 03-04-2012, 03:44 AM
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Default Ripped contact still in my eye!!

Hi,

Ok.. so iv got a ripped contact still in my eye some where.. I can feel it .. but I cant find it.. Iv just spent the last 30 min tryin to find it... Im not sure what to do.. Very tensed as this has never happnd to me before.. and i am in a diffrnt country for work and cant even visit a doctor.. Any suggestions please.. I am currently at work and dont have the contact solution with me here. I have rinsed my eye with water again nd again but nuthing worked out.. is this dangerous for my eye.. can i go blindd!!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:58 PM
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Default Removing a Torn Lens

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Hi,

Ok.. so iv got a ripped contact still in my eye some where.. I can feel it .. but I cant find it.. Iv just spent the last 30 min tryin to find it... Im not sure what to do.. Very tensed as this has never happnd to me before.. and i am in a diffrnt country for work and cant even visit a doctor.. Any suggestions please.. I am currently at work and dont have the contact solution with me here. I have rinsed my eye with water again nd again but nuthing worked out.. is this dangerous for my eye.. can i go blind!!!
First let me put your mind at ease and tell you that it's not likely that you'll go blind from a torn contact lens.

Now . . . see if this helps:

Things You'll Need:
Mirror
Lint-free towel
Eye lubricating solution


Step 1
Find a mirror in a well-lit area. This is important because it will allow you to see the contact lens and any fragments more easily.

Step 2
Wash and dry your hands with a lint-free towel. It is important to have clean and dry hands before you begin; otherwise, you can introduce dirt and dust into your eye, causing [more] irritation.

Step 3
Add a few drops of eye lubricating solution to the eye with the torn contact lens. The contact lens advice website Ask The Contact Lens Guy explains that proper lubrication of the eye is important for removing the lens because it will moisten your torn lens. This will help keep the lens from sticking to your eye.

Step 4
Pull your lower eyelid down with one hand, using your thumb and middle finger. This is part of the standard contact lens removal instructions given by Opti-Free and will allow you to gain access to your eye without touching the pupil and cornea, which are sensitive.

Step 5
Use your index finger to slide the largest part of the torn lens down to the lower part of your eye.

Step 6
Use your thumb and forefinger of your other hand to pinch the contact lens. This will cause it to fold together and come off into your hand.

Step 7
Wet the torn contact lens and examine it. Wetting the contact lens will help it unfold. This is important because you can then inspect the lens to see whether any fragments are still in your eye. If there does not appear to be a whole lens present, you may have pieces of soft contact lens still in your eye.

Step 8
Hold your upper eyelid with the thumb and middle finger of your eye and look down as far as you can. This will help any remaining pieces of the contact lens slide toward the center of your eye. Do the same for your lower eyelid, only look upward this time.

Step 9
Inspect your eye for any visible contact lens fragments. If necessary, you can gently touch your eye with one finger to see if you can palpate [feel] any lens pieces.

Step 10
Grasp your lower eyelid with one hand and move the contact lens pieces down to the lower portion of your eye, as in steps 4 and 5. Gently remove the fragments.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/177738-how-to-remove-a-torn-contact-lens/#ixzz1oHnoKO9y
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:47 PM
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Default Ten Step Program

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First let me put your mind at ease and tell you that it's not likely that you'll go blind from a torn contact lens.

Now . . . see if this helps:

Things You'll Need:
Mirror
Lint-free towel
Eye lubricating solution


Step 1
Find a mirror in a well-lit area. This is important because it will allow you to see the contact lens and any fragments more easily.

Step 2
Wash and dry your hands with a lint-free towel. It is important to have clean and dry hands before you begin; otherwise, you can introduce dirt and dust into your eye, causing [more] irritation.

Step 3
Add a few drops of eye lubricating solution to the eye with the torn contact lens. The contact lens advice website Ask The Contact Lens Guy explains that proper lubrication of the eye is important for removing the lens because it will moisten your torn lens. This will help keep the lens from sticking to your eye.

Step 4
Pull your lower eyelid down with one hand, using your thumb and middle finger. This is part of the standard contact lens removal instructions given by Opti-Free and will allow you to gain access to your eye without touching the pupil and cornea, which are sensitive.

Step 5
Use your index finger to slide the largest part of the torn lens down to the lower part of your eye.

Step 6
Use your thumb and forefinger of your other hand to pinch the contact lens. This will cause it to fold together and come off into your hand.

Step 7
Wet the torn contact lens and examine it. Wetting the contact lens will help it unfold. This is important because you can then inspect the lens to see whether any fragments are still in your eye. If there does not appear to be a whole lens present, you may have pieces of soft contact lens still in your eye.

Step 8
Hold your upper eyelid with the thumb and middle finger of your eye and look down as far as you can. This will help any remaining pieces of the contact lens slide toward the center of your eye. Do the same for your lower eyelid, only look upward this time.

Step 9
Inspect your eye for any visible contact lens fragments. If necessary, you can gently touch your eye with one finger to see if you can palpate [feel] any lens pieces.

Step 10
Grasp your lower eyelid with one hand and move the contact lens pieces down to the lower portion of your eye, as in steps 4 and 5. Gently remove the fragments.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/177738-how-to-remove-a-torn-contact-lens/#ixzz1oHnoKO9y
Wow. How to Remove a Broken Contact Lens in Ten Easy Steps. I hope it helps.
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Old 03-07-2012, 02:24 AM
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Wow. How to Remove a Broken Contact Lens in Ten Easy Steps. I hope it helps.
if theres pain I'd def recommend a visit to the emergency room...I wouldn't mess around. floroscein and a slit lamp observation will show any remaining remnants in the eye.....

although rare it can happen with a soft lens...but its more common with a hard lens.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:58 PM
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if theres pain I'd def recommend a visit to the emergency room...I wouldn't mess around. floroscein and a slit lamp observation will show any remaining remnants in the eye.....

although rare it can happen with a soft lens...but its more common with a hard lens.
Okay, theoretical question here. What if a contact lens breaks in your eye, and you don't have anyone to drive you to the emergency room? Is that the time to call an ambulance?
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:51 PM
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Default Please State the Nature of the Medical Emergency

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Okay, theoretical question here. What if a contact lens breaks in your eye, and you don't have anyone to drive you to the emergency room? Is that the time to call an ambulance?
That's a good question that I don't know the answer to. Is a fragmented contact lens a good reason to summon an ambulance to your house? Can a 911 dispatcher talk you through getting the fragment out so you don't need an ambulance?
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:41 AM
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Okay, theoretical question here. What if a contact lens breaks in your eye, and you don't have anyone to drive you to the emergency room? Is that the time to call an ambulance?
honestly im an ecp and Ive worn contact lenses since I was 10 years old and Im 55 now.

I have never had a lens crack or break in my eyes or ever in a patients eyes all by itself.....but the most common is some object hitting the eye causing a lens to break in eye without eye protection. Sports, car accidents, fights Ive seen contact lenses break.

However I've had soft lenses rip and rgp lenses break while cleaning in my palm too aggressively.
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