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Ouch just scratched my eye - And got diabetes, do i need to do anything?

(5 Posts)
mummytopebs Fri 06-Nov-09 21:12:04

I have jsut scratched my eyelid and my eye, it is really stinging and has gone very blurry. Is there anything i can put on it? Plus have got gestational diabetes and know this can effect your eyes, is it ok to leave? Sorry if i sound a bit dim but this diabetes thing is all new to me

Kadiya Sat 07-Nov-09 20:36:40

Your eyelid and eye will understandably sting etc when scratched because it is a very sensitive area.
The only advice I can give is to make sure you have cleaned the area with some cool, clean water and pat dry gently.
I think the thing with diabetes and eyes is only if you don't keep your sugars under control?
It may be sore for a few days, but if you notice a lot of discharge or anything else out of the ordinary, go to see the doctor straight away

Wonderstuff Sat 07-Nov-09 20:45:38

I have scratched my eye twice, both times I had it looked at by a doctor and was prescribed anti-biotic drops as a precaution. Poor you it is horrid isn't it. My cat scratched mine the second time.

alypaly Sat 07-Nov-09 23:57:14

if you have actually scratched your cornea you may need to get antibiotic eye drops from GP. He can put a stain in your eye to see if it is scratched.

campion Sun 08-Nov-09 10:50:35

Agree with alypaly - I scratched my eye ( well, actually the hairdresser did with his finger shockhmm) and ended up at the eye dept of hospital. There was a scratch on the cornea and I had to put antibiotic ointment in ( better than drops IMO) for a few days.Doc said I did the right thing by going to hospital.

And, yes, I'm still speaking to my hairdresser!!

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