fluid through eyes
Oct 1, 2013
hello Dr. Wohi
sorry English is not my native, I tried my best to express clearly
I am a intern. yesterday I was assisting my Dr doing thyroid fine needle aspiration 2-3 times he took the needle out and accidentally point to my face (0.5m distance I think) When taking a break, I found a small clear droplet on my glasses... I didn't remembered feeling anything coming to my eyes But I still feel anxious now. And wonder if there was some fluid droplet splash into my eye but senseless
Because 7-8 pt took FNA before I took break, I cannot remember which one is most likely that droplet came from.
I asked the hiv specialist in our hospital and he said the risk is too low that PEP is no need. And he never hear any "senseless eye splash" case get hiv.
However, I still feel anxious and I need your second opinion thanks
Response from Dr. Wohl
As you had glasses on I doubt any fluid entered your eye. I would not consider this to be a risky exposure and agree no PEP needed.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Can Having A Herpes Outbreak Cause A False Positive Hiv Test?
- What Is The Most Deadly Form Of Hepatitis?
- Statistics Of Risk Of Hiv Following A Needlestick
- What Are Symptoms Of Sore Throat Caused By Aids?
- Can You Get Hepatitis From Fecal Matter?
- Signs And Symptoms Of Advanced Stages Of Aids
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.