i have something in my eye

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ok i just woke up and it's the middle of the night and i sleep w.my eyes CLOSED and i was woken up by having something IN MY EYE!! how, please, prey? it is abt the size of the taj mahal

mark s (mark s), Friday, 20 September 2002 02:16 (twenty years ago) link

your tips for removing same? (esp if NOT sleeping next to s/o with loving concern and gentle perceptive fingers blah blah) (bah that reads pervy which is NOT WHAT I MEAN)

mark s (mark s), Friday, 20 September 2002 02:18 (twenty years ago) link

do you have saline drops to flush your eye with?

lyra (lyra), Friday, 20 September 2002 02:20 (twenty years ago) link

Is it an eyelash?

rosemary (rosemary), Friday, 20 September 2002 02:20 (twenty years ago) link

no lyra: maybe i shd get some on stand-by but i never think of this in the daytime, it only ever happens at night

rosemary i have no idea: i think it's gone anyway (maybe posting to ilXoR is the secret cure, as with so much else!!) (?) but knowing what it is requires Person Two, not currently to hand (i cd wake my neighbour i spose!!)

mark s (mark s), Friday, 20 September 2002 02:25 (twenty years ago) link

it's a spider!

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Friday, 20 September 2002 02:31 (twenty years ago) link

haha ptee to thread!!

mark s (mark s), Friday, 20 September 2002 02:39 (twenty years ago) link

"and i was woken up by having something IN MY EYE!!"

Was it your finger, Mark?

C J (C J), Friday, 20 September 2002 04:41 (twenty years ago) link

If it was an eyelash, you could probably blink it out. lyra's suggestion is quite good, too.

rosemary (rosemary), Friday, 20 September 2002 04:49 (twenty years ago) link

you need a small boy to lick your eye.

(i am not offering.)

jess (dubplatestyle), Friday, 20 September 2002 04:59 (twenty years ago) link

you can grab your upper eyelid, pull it forwards and down, over the lower eyelash, then open the lid. this can sometimes 'sweep out' crap from behind your eyelid

ron (ron), Friday, 20 September 2002 05:29 (twenty years ago) link

Slap yourself round the back of the head and if your optic nerve is slack enough the eye should briefly pop out allowing you to grasp the the offending creature then allowing your eye to be sucked back in by the elastic property of said nerve with a satisfying "Pop".

Pete (Pete), Friday, 20 September 2002 08:18 (twenty years ago) link

come on baby stop yo crying now

boxcubed (boxcubed), Friday, 20 September 2002 08:19 (twenty years ago) link

dirty pop!

boxcubed (boxcubed), Friday, 20 September 2002 08:20 (twenty years ago) link

Use an eggcup to wash out yr eye.

Andrew L (Andrew L), Friday, 20 September 2002 08:49 (twenty years ago) link

twenty years pass...

this again! but this time retinal flashes and a floaty thread-like something, left eye only (no sensation tho of something there tho)

it's annoying! i expect it will be gone by morning

mark s, Saturday, 21 January 2023 20:30 (two weeks ago) link

If it’s sudden you might want to read this page

can you still hit dinngers (gyac), Saturday, 21 January 2023 20:34 (two weeks ago) link

yes i was just reading that!

i have had the flashing a couple of times in the last several years, the thread-like thing is i am reasonably sure from its behaviour an actual hair or eyelash -- i am not concerned yet but we'll see how it is tomorrow

mark s, Saturday, 21 January 2023 20:39 (two weeks ago) link

but thank you

mark s, Saturday, 21 January 2023 20:40 (two weeks ago) link

(will check in w/my GP 2moro as it does seem like i still have an unusual number of the floaty hair-like phantoms in my left eye today)

mark s, Sunday, 22 January 2023 13:46 (one week ago) link

on GP's advice booked a minor eye condition examination at the local optician to be on the safe side

mark s, Monday, 23 January 2023 14:41 (one week ago) link

"it is abt the size of the taj mahal"

typical among blues-eyed people

Evan, Monday, 23 January 2023 17:58 (one week ago) link

so it's a "posterior vitreous detachment" -- which is kinda routinely normal as you get older and nothing to worry about, the bits and bobs bobbling around in there will gradually go away or i will stop noticing them

HOWEVER if the flashes return and the floaters increase -- or a dark curtain movs across my vision -- then i have to drop everything and hurry back to the optician as soon as it opens, bcz that might be a detached retina (which is bad)

but for now everything is fine except the eye-drops he used mean my sight will be blurry all evening

he did not say: "I don't think you're ready for this (detached) jelly"
he DID say" "look to your left please. now look to your er other left" -- bcz no i can't tell them apart and i will never learn

mark s, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 17:02 (one week ago) link

Spent some of yesterday inside an MRI machine (I was a test subject, don't worry). Said test involved inducing vibration to the back of the head to image the brain in a specific way. Halfway through one of the several-minutes-long vibration sequences a small bit of sleepy eye fluff was dislodged from my tear duct where it had been hiding, which then vibrated painfully against my retina while I, encased in a sci-fi sarcophagus, was unable to move. It was agony! All in the name of scientific advancement though so I can hardly complain.

i think you can complain! science with its big boots should advance away from yr eyeball!

mark s, Wednesday, 25 January 2023 17:29 (one week ago) link

that's certainly a thing to read the day before i have an mri scheduled...

POLIZISTEN VERSINKEN IM SCHLAMM (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 26 January 2023 05:28 (one week ago) link

MRIs are fine, I was test subject for a special vibration-inducing version that you will not have. Remember to fix the ear mufflers on well though, those things are loud!

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