How NOT to Get Something Out Of Your Eye

doctor checking child's eye


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(HealthDay News) -- Parents should know what to do if something gets in their child's eyes or if the child suffers an eye injury.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers these suggestions:

  • Never put pressure on, rub or touch an injured eye.
  • If there is debris in a child's eye, raise the eyelid and have the child blink quickly. If that doesn't remove the object, seek immediate treatment. Never attempt to remove anything from a person's eye.
  • Don't use an ointment in the eye.
  • Carefully cover any puncture wound or cut, then seek immediate treatment.
  • If a chemical splashes into the eye, flush it with lots of water. Do not use this method for any other type of eye injury.

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Published: September 2014

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