Q. Due to oil splash, my retina swells up and there is no proper vision. When will it get normal?

Answered by
Dr. Zubair A Shaikh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 10, 2019

Hello doctor,

Some oil went into my retina around 20 days back. I consulted some doctor's, but different doctors gave different advice. While doing some work my retina swells up in the left eye and the vision is not proper. When will it be all right?

Dr. Zubair A Shaikh

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have seen your medical notes and can assure you that you should be doing fine. I also read that you have had lasik surgery done in the past. First of all the oil did not effect your retina, which is the innermost portion of the eye, not exposed to the out side. The oil effected your cornea which is the outer layer in front of your eye. Because of the oil splashing on your cornea, there was a swelling on your cornea, which is called as corneal edema in medical language. Fortunately, your vision is 6/6 in both eyes, which is 100% normal vision. My advice is that please continue the current treatment and follow with your treating doctor.

I can assure you that as the corneal edema subsides your vision will also improve.


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Thank you doctor,

While washing my eyes, I felt something got torn in my eye.

Dr. Zubair A Shaikh

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I am afraid you have not given enough information about your condition. When you say 'something torn' in my eye, I can think of something called as corneal abrasion. This is fairly common and results from accidentally injuring your eyes, in your case, I think while washing your eyes. Anyways, I advise you to visit your eye doctor immediately.


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