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AIBU to go to A&E for this? Can I have quick replies please.

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Loonytoonie Tue 30-Aug-11 13:23:07

Don't know whether this is an A&E or not, but a very unhelpful very busy Opticians that I rung earlier for advice has told me they can't help.

I have a contact lens wedged at the side of my eye, slightly behind if I'm honest and I can't for the life of me flush it out. It's very sore. Been there well over an hour now. It has happened before (been wearing them for years) but the usual tactic to pop them out isn't working. A piece has ripped off now so it's getting really sore.


LeBOF Tue 30-Aug-11 13:23:42

Yes, go to A&E.

Itsjustafleshwound Tue 30-Aug-11 13:24:14

GO !!

BarbaraWoodlouse Tue 30-Aug-11 13:24:49

YANBU. Don't mess around with eyes. I would definitely go to A&E - with option for them to refer you to ophthalmology - rather than GP.

Boobicca Tue 30-Aug-11 13:25:01

Definitely go!!

Rowena8482 Tue 30-Aug-11 13:25:04


PissesGlitter Tue 30-Aug-11 13:25:08

i would go

triskaidekaphile Tue 30-Aug-11 13:25:09

Poor you. Why don't you ring nhs direct or your GP for advice on where to go for help?

LuckiestMummy Tue 30-Aug-11 13:25:20

Go, now, NEVER mess with eyes.
Good luck smile

freybean Tue 30-Aug-11 13:25:30

yep go to a+e

slartybartfast Tue 30-Aug-11 13:25:41

no, just go.

LargeGlassofRed Tue 30-Aug-11 13:25:58

Ouch might be worth ringing a and e? Our local hospital's eye clinic has emergency appointments, a and e should no if they do.

Vicky2011 Tue 30-Aug-11 13:26:14

A&E or at the least a minor injuries unit

Icelollycraving Tue 30-Aug-11 13:26:22


barleycorn Tue 30-Aug-11 13:26:34

Go to A&E. People com in all the time with this sort of thing, I love getting lost contact lenses out, me.

triskaidekaphile Tue 30-Aug-11 13:27:45

I know nothing about eyes! So do what everyone else says. Good luck.

2rebecca Tue 30-Aug-11 13:29:31

Agree go to A&E, preferably one with an eye doc on call.

moojie Tue 30-Aug-11 13:30:35

I work in an a&e dept and it is definitely the right place to go!

Twunk Tue 30-Aug-11 13:30:50

My mum is an eye nurse. She says go.

Loonytoonie Tue 30-Aug-11 13:31:15

Thanks everyone. DH revving up car now. Am off!


slartybartfast Tue 30-Aug-11 13:31:57

and good luck

AuntiePickleBottom Tue 30-Aug-11 13:32:48

go to a&e other wise you could run the risk of damaging your eye

JodieHarsh Tue 30-Aug-11 13:34:32

Ouchy, eye-stuff is the worst <wince>

Good luck and let us know how it goes...

blackeyedsusan Tue 30-Aug-11 14:38:06

ooo <weeps in sympathy> hope they sorted it out for you.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Tue 30-Aug-11 14:39:11

Ouch. Hope they can extract it for you.

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