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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • A flash burn or chemical burn to your eye: Go to the topic Burns to the Eye.
  • An object in your eye: Go to the topic Objects in the Eye.

Do you have an object in your eye? Note: If the object hit your eye at a high speed or is a piece of metal, do not try to remove it.

Have you been hit in the eye?

Have you had eye problems after an ultraviolet (UV) light exposure? Note: You may not have any symptoms for 6 to 8 hours after exposure to ultraviolet light.

Do you have a cut on or around your eye?

Do you think an eye injury may have been caused by abuse?

Do you think you have an infection after an eye injury?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.


WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: December 23, 2011
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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