Is your eye still painful or scratchy after removing an object and using home treatment for 12 hours or longer? Note: Put on dark glasses. Do not bandage or put pressure on the eye. Do not use any nonprescription eyedrops in the eye.
Have you had any pain, redness, swelling, sensitivity to light, or a change in vision for 24 hours or longer after removing an object from your eye?Note: If you are not 100% better 24 hours after an object has been removed from your eye, see your doctor.
Do you have blood in your eye that is:Over the colored part (iris) of the eye?Increasing after the initial injury?Causing swelling and pain?Note: If you have blood in your eye, do not use any aspirin products for your symptoms because aspirin products may cause more bleeding in your eye.
Do you have a cut near your eye that might need stitches (sutures)? Stitches need to be done within 8 hours of the injury.Note: A small cut on the inner corner of the eyelid may damage tear ducts and should be checked by a doctor.
Were you cut by something clean and your last tetanus shot was longer than 10 years ago?Note: Something is clean if it does not have dirt, soil, spit, or feces on it. Examples include a broken water glass, a kitchen knife, or sewing scissors.
Were you cut by something dirty and your last tetanus shot was longer than 5 years ago?Note: Something is dirty if it has dirt, soil, spit, or feces on it. Examples include a garden tool, a dirty nail, or a piece of glass that has been buried in the dirt.