Thursday, February 7, 2013

Conjunctivial Abrasion

My eye has been bugging me for a few days.
I thought it was just my contacts (which I only wear at work).
But the pain got worse.
I could point right to the area where it hurt.
One of my doctor friends at work said, "you know, eye pain is not normal"

So when I woke with an eye that was red and swollen I decided it was time to get it checked out.

Diagnosis - Conjunctival Abrasion.
I actually scratched the conjunctive of my eye (the white part...right below the iris or colored part).
Not sure how I did it, but I did.

It is pretty cool how they diagnosis it...they put this bright yellow stuff in your eye then look at it with a black light.  It shows any areas of injury.  
All I can say is that stuff stings when you actually have an abrasion or scratch.  But at least I found out that my pain was for a reason.
So I am on antibiotics (those sting the scratched area too).  But they should do the trick.
Luckily I'm on a 5 day stretch off of work so I should be able to rest it a bit.
Hoping it heals fast.  I don't do sick well...

1 comment:

Azmomo2andcounting said...

I was bending over a desk and grabbed a paper, it happened to brush over my eye... paper cut on my conjunctiva.

Now that was crazy! I totally feel your pain, it just felt like there was something constantly in my eye until it healed.

Hope you get better soon!