Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
M.B.B.S., M.S OPHTHALMOLOGY., FELLOW OF INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY (U.K)., M.R.C.S EDINBURGH
Ophthalmology (Eye Care
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I understand that you have two questions, one concerning occasional irritation and the second is regarding a linear worm like image floating in front of your eye. My advice to you is:
For irritation, use over the counter lubricant eyedrops 4 to 6 times a day. These will help reduce the irritation and are free of side effects. For the image of the worm, please visit an ophthalmologist to get your retina examined. A problem like this is usually associated with problems in the vitreous and retina. This process usually needs dilating drops to be instilled into your eye after which you will be made to wait for about an hour. This also will make your vision blurred for around 3 to 4 hours so it will be good if can have someone accompany you.
Please see an ophthalmologist urgently in case you develop redness or pain or blurred vision or discharge from your eyes and if you are seeing multiple worm or raindrop like images with a sensation of seeing flashes of light in front of your eye.