Foreign body in eye/scratched cornea, CAN'T MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

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I tried the GP, they said go to A&E.
A&E said it's not urgent enough, they said go to urgent care center.
Urgent care center said I need a referral from a GP.
Phoned the GP, they told me I don't need a referral and need to go to A&E.
What do I do?
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Anonymous #2
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Keep being persistent with them, it’s your body at the end of the day and when something isn’t right, fight for it because it could lead to something worse
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Go to A&E. They shouldn’t really be sending you to urgent care anyway.
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(Original post by Etomidate)
Go to A&E. They shouldn’t really be sending you to urgent care anyway.
All I really have is a gritty sensation in my eye, I really don't think I should go to A&E.
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(Original post by Etomidate)
Go to A&E. They shouldn’t really be sending you to urgent care anyway.
also why shouldn't i go to urgent care?
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also why shouldn't i go to urgent care?
Because if you have a foreign body in your eye, you need an examination with a slit lamp and for it to be removed. I’ve never seen an urgent care centre do this.
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See an optician or the nurse at the GPs or find a walk in centre.
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(Original post by Etomidate)
Because if you have a foreign body in your eye, you need an examination with a slit lamp and for it to be removed. I’ve never seen an urgent care centre do this.
do you really think i should go to a&e then? I don't want to sit there for hours to be told I wasted their time and get sent home. It's not urgent at all, I've had this sensation in my eye for 4-5 days, it's just that no other place will see me.
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do you really think i should go to a&e then? I don't want to sit there for hours to be told I wasted their time and get sent home. It's not urgent at all, I've had this sensation in my eye for 4-5 days, it's just that no other place will see me.
If there was a distinct moment that something went in your eye, yes. Especially if you can’t be seen at urgent care.

If you’re just assuming that something went in your eye “at some point”, then no probably not. You still need to be seen fairly urgently somewhere, though.

Also some A&Es have eye casualties which are separate and you can just self present to without a referral.
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I would suggest going to the optician.
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