SYMPTOMS AND COMPLICATIONS
A foreign body may cause irritation redness, increased tear production and blasphemous (uncontrollable closure and squeezing of the eyelid) Some foreign bodies left within the eyeball may release damaging substances into the eye resulting in blindness, other foreign bodies may remain intact but cause infection that can lead to loss of sight. Sympathetic ophthalmologist is a rare condition that may threaten sight even in the uninjured eye.
SELF HELP FOREIGN OBJECT IN THE EYES
If you get something in your eye, it can cause irritation redness, watering, and blurred vision. In may instances, the foreign object is something tiny, such as an eyelash or a speck of dust or grit, and will was out automatically as you blink and produce tears. If it remains floating on the white of your eye and you are sure there is no others injury, you can usually remove it yourself or get some to remove it for you.
Eye, foreign body in
Any material on the surface of the eye or under the eyelid, or an object that penetrates the eyeball.
Particles of dust are the most common type of foreign body to enter the eye. Occasionally a fragment of metal plastic, or wood may be deflected in the eye, Rarely, an object travelling at high speed may penetrate the eyeball
WHAT YOU CAN DO YOUR SELF
Take the following steps to remove a speck of dust or debris on the white of an eyes.
- Don’t rub the affected eye, Wash your hands thoroughly. If you are wearing contact lenses. Remove them straight away.
- If you are treating someone else, sit the person in the wall-lit place and check the eye for specks by gently pulling down the lower eyelid and asking him or her to look upwards and then to the right and to the left. Repeat the procedure for the upper eyelid, pulling the eyelid up the asking person to look down, right and left. To check your won eye, sit in front of a mirror and pull your lower lid down and then the upper lid.
- if you do find a speck of debris on the white of the eye, try flushing the eye with water( see practical technique right).
- If the speck hos not been flushed out, try to lift it off the eye by lightly touching it handkerchief or tissue.
- If the speck is under the upper eyelid grasp the upper lashes and pull the upper eyelid over the lower on to brush it out of the eye.
SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE
Arrange immediate medical help:
A foreign object cannot be removed easily.
You suffer pain, redness, extreme sensitivity to light, or blurred vision after you have removed a particle from your eyes
WARNING For Eyes
Seek immediate medical attention if:
- An object sticks on or in the ye, or rests on the iris.
- You think something entered your eyes while you were using a power tool, or hammering or chiseling.
Use this procedure to flush a speck of debris out of your own or another person’s eyes.
Treat another person’s eyes by putting a towel round his or here shoulders to catch run-off. Tilt the head to one side so that the affected eyes is lower. Pour the water into the uppermost corner of the eye and let it drain out of the other sides.
Treat your own eye by filling a small glass, or eye bath if you have one, with water. Put the towel round your shoulders to catch run-off. Rest the rim of the glass or eye bath on the done of the lower part of you eye socked. Keeping your eye open, tip your head back and pour in water to wash out the speck
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