Thanks, Nikki and you're welcome. If you just scratched the cornea it sounds to me like it's healing up. My eye was itchy for a few days and I wanted to rub it but, as difficult as it is, try not to do that as it can make the scratch worse. I was given some antibiotic eyedrops. That's good news that you are going to see a doctor tomorrow, let us know what he/she says.
I injured my eye on a friday as I was getting out of bed. There must have been something in my eye that caused the scratch as I rubbed my eye (such as a dust particle as an example). I went to the doc from work because I couldn't flush out whatever was in my eye. After the doc was finished she told me to take off the rest of the night but I went back in a finished out my shift anyway since I was already out by work anyway. My boss told me to take sunday off if I wanted to. I had a Bengals game to go to so that worked out well. Anyway, by tuesday or wednesday my cornea was completely healed. Sorry for rambling.
Good luck tomorrow!
Nikki I'm so glad your eye is starting to heal. You have been given some great advice already and I know you'll be doing everything you can to get back to normal. Just wanted to add my $0.02
I scratched my cornea once many moons ago, and it felt exactly as you described - like there was something in there I just couldn't rinse out, no matter how hard I tried. I went to an optometrist in our town that day and he discovered the scratch, and the source (I had a small thread from a washcloth in my eye!)
He told me (and I have since seen documentation of it elsewhere) that the cornea is THE FASTEST-HEALING tissue in the human body. If you can just rest your eye, which I did with a patch and a day off of school, it can regenerate itself in as little as 48 hours!!
Here's hoping you get an all-clear from your optho' tomorrow and you're right as rain!!