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What should I do if there's a strange particle in my eye?

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If you feel something in your eye:

  • Don't rub it.
  • Pull the upper lid down and blink repeatedly.
  • If the particle is still there, rinse it out with eye wash.
  • If rinsing doesn't help, close your eye, bandage it lightly, and see a doctor.

From: Eye Injury Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Prevent Blindness America: "First Aid for Eye Emergencies."

KidsHealth: "Eye Injuries."

eMedicineHealth: "Eye Injury Treatment."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Prevent Blindness America: "First Aid for Eye Emergencies."

KidsHealth: "Eye Injuries."

eMedicineHealth: "Eye Injury Treatment."

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 17, 2018

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