Health Tip: When Something's Stuck in Your Eye09/01/10
(HealthDay News) -- A corneal abrasion occurs when the eye's
cornea -- which protects the eye and helps focus light -- is
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to avoid
a corneal abrasion when there's something in your eye:
- Don't rub the eye to remove a foreign object.
- Rinse the eye with water or optical saline solution to try to
flush out the object.
- Blink frequently.
- Gently pull your upper eyelid over the lower eyelid.
- If the object is on the white of your eye, use a clean cotton
tissue or swab to carefully lift it off.
- Call the doctor if you can't remove the object.
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