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April Tips of the Month: What to do if an Eye Injury Occurs

Because it usually is difficult to determine how much damage has occurred, it is important to se a doctor as soon as first aid has been rendered. Here are some guidelines to help insure that you do the right thing until you get to your doctor or the emergency department.

Particle is in the eye:

  • Never rub the eye.

  • Lift the upper lid over the lower lid allowing the eye lashes to brush whatever is in the eye off the inside of the upper lid.

  • Blink a few times to remove the particle.

  • If the particle remains, keep the eye closed and get medical help.

Blow to the eye:

  • Apply an ice-cold compress for about 15 minutes to reduce pain and swelling.

  • Blurred vision or a black eye can mean that damage has occurred.

  • Seek medical attention immediately.

Cut to the eye or eyelid:

  • Bandage the eye gently with gauze and seek medical attention immediately.

  • Do not attempt to wash out the eye or remove any foreign object that may be stuck in the eye.

  • Do not rub the eye.

  • Never apply pressure to the injured eye.

Chemical splash to the eye:

  • Immediately flush the eye with water, using your fingers to hold the eye open as wide as possible.

  • Flush the eye for at least 15 minutes.

  • Roll the eye around as much as possible to flush everything out.

  • Do not use an eyecup.

  • Do not bandage the eye.

  • Get medical help as soon as you have finished flushing the eye.

 

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