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Sclera abrasion

My 3 year old got hit in the eye by a plastic stick and when she looks to the right I can see a small cut. about a quarter of an inch. It bleed for a bit and she seems fine now. But the sclera is split and I am worried. any ideas please
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The sclera is the white of the eye and if that was indeed split it would be a dire emergency. More likely the conjunctiva overlying the sclera and the tenon fascia underneath are what was cut. If the edges are gaping, there is severe pain, or the eye does not move properly then you will need to have the child seen by an Eye MD or in the ER.

JCH MD
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It must be just the top layer that is cut. The eye moves fine and she is not in pain. Thank yo.
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Small superfical cuts that do not gape do not need stitches (just like skin cuts).
JCH MD
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