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I accidently was sprayed in my face with weed killer

Yesterday Afternoon (Sunday) I could tell something wasn't quite right with my eye and by last night my eye was really red and hurting I have now woke up and it's draining (clear) and it's hurting..I had a catarac removed in Dec of last year and had a replacement lens put in. My new lens is a "Acry Sof IQ" from Alcon. Saturday afternoon I sprayed my yard with weed killer the kind that attaches to a garden hose. it was just a little windy but I managed to keep the spray from getting on me.. When fininshed I was relieving the pressure from the bottle and a little bit of the liquid sprayed my face.(stupid me wasn't wearing safety glasses). I didn't feel anything burning in my eye at the time and I went in and rinsed off my face. I didn't think anything about further until just now when I woke up at 1 am and started thinking back about why my eye was acting up.  I will be calling my Doctor as soon as his office opens. My question is... I'm worried I may have damaged my lens? or that I may have an infection? Maybe both?? also if not the weed killer I cried alot yesterday (from happiness) could my tears have caused my eye to feel like this?
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See your Eye MD today. Tears will not cause a problem. THe IOL is not at all likely to be damaged, biggest risk is damage to cornea.

JCH III MD
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Thanks for your quick response. My problem turned out to be high eye pressure. It was at 48 by the time I got in to see the Dr. They are now suspecting Glacoma.. I was given 3 different kinds of drops to lower it asap and I'm supposed to have a follow up tomorrow... It's really hard for me to stay optimistic when something else keeps going wrong...
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48 is extremely high. You need to stay very closely under the care of Eye MDs. 48 is very very high.

JCH III MD
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I am so glad you went to the doctor. Did the weed killer have anything to do with it?
I guess you know that there are glaucoma specialists, in case you feel that you need one,

I know this must feel discouraging, and these feelings are hard to beat. But please keep working with your doctors.

I have felt this way, when something new happens to my good or bad eye, I really panic.
I am feeling better about my eyes lately,

I hope you will feel better soon.
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My follow up today was with a Glacoma specialist and he did confim that I now have Glacoma. Today my pressure was at 21. He talked about putting some sort of drain on my eye ball?? What do you know about this device?
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These valves are used only for the most difficult cases. Use Google and search Ahmed Glaucoma Valves.

JH MD
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