target "tilex fresh shower" clone in eye?

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Dan Stromberg, Jun 11, 2005.

  1. Hi folks.

    On May 28th, I suspect I got some floating mist from a Target-brand shower
    cleaner in my right eye, which is intended to work much like "tilex fresh

    By the next day, my right eyelid was swollen and red. I have pictures
    taken on the 29th, if anyone thinks that might help pin down what's going
    on with my eye.

    Anyway, on the 29th, I had a pretty bad headache, I could barely open my
    eyes for the discomfort, and my right eye wouldn't focus well.

    Today is June 10th, and although the pain is entirely gone, my right eye
    still won't focus well. I finally got in to see my opthalmologist today,
    who presumably had been taught never to say "Hmmmm... That's funny", but
    also apparently had never seen anything like this.

    Toward the end of the visit, he told me I had 5 milky-white, pretty small
    spots on my right cornea, and that they would not moisten as well as the
    rest of my right eye.

    Well, some googling shows that this tilex stuff works through a "sheeting
    action", which I'm guessing means that it keeps water from standing where
    the stuff has been applied, to deter mildew from growing in the moisture
    in your shower.

    Could the tilex-clone be related to my eye trouble? Is there any way of
    getting this "stuff" out of my eye? Should I see a more specialized
    specialist than an opthalmologist?

    BTW, the opthalmologist tells me that I can still see well with suitable
    correction, but he agreed that my right eye had gotten drastically worse
    since my last prescription.

    Thanks immensely for any ideas or leads you might have for me, however
    remote or spot-on they may be!
    Dan Stromberg, Jun 11, 2005
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  2. Dan Stromberg

    Dr Judy Guest

    You likely have burned your corneas with the Tilex, it may heal with time or
    it may be as healed as it will get. Unfortunately, the time to have seen
    someone was the day it happened, not 2 weeks later. The "stuff" is out of
    your eyes, what is left is damaged tissue. Possibly the corneal damage
    caused the refractive error change

    If you or anyone else gets a chemical cleaning agent in the eye, first aid
    is to immediately rinse eye under running water from the tap for 20 minutes,
    then get to Emergency room.

    Dr Judy
    Dr Judy, Jun 11, 2005
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