I got bleach in my eye what do I do?

@Amstardam (1348)
United States
June 28, 2007 8:08pm CST
First it was habenero peppers the other day and now it's bleach! I can barely open my left eye and it's really red and hurts. What can I do?
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@cripfemme (7722)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Get to a doctor as soon as possible. If you have no insurance, go to the ER. Don't play around with this; you could go blind.
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
29 Jun 07
My brother in law was so worried that I would go blind. He made me call poison control and then came over to watch my son when my husband and I went to the ER. Thankfully I did not go blind! My vision is still great and the doctor said I didn't damage the eye! Thanks for responding and for the advice!
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• United States
29 Jun 07
If you haven't already gone to the emergency room, you should do so right away. But, first be sure to rinse your eye (while holding it open) with bottled water. Tap water will just make your eye feel worse. However, use tap water to rinse your eye if you don't have a jug of purified or nursery water. Tap water is better than nothing. I have weeks like that too, where all kinds of stuff gets into my eyes. Then some weeks I'm totally clumsy! I think it's a girl thing though, maybe hormonal. Best of luck with your health, let us know how it worked out, OK?
@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
29 Jun 07
Oy! You gotta love the ER! After talking to poison control and doing everything they said to do, my eye was still very blurry. It wasn't hurting anymore, but I couldn't really see. So my husband gets home from work and takes me to the emergency room. They have me lie down and hook me up to this interesting machine. It had a giant contact like thing that covered my entire eye. They numbed it and started dripping two liters of some liquid onto my eye. It was ice cold so they covered me in blankets. They had a bucket behind me to catch all the water after it came out of my eye. But their system didn't work. All the water came rushing down the bed instead of into the bucket. I was drenched by the end of it, but at least I could see again! Thanks for responding! I really appreciate it!
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