A foreign body can severely injure the eye, cause infection and, in the worst case, blindness. Often a foreign object can be removed without much work and harm to the victim. If the foreign body is stuck, immediate medical attention is needed.
Eye injury, foreign body in the eye and eye burn, what to do, first aid.
Sensations of a victim who has a foreign object in his eye.
Itching and lacrimation.
Redness of the eye
What to do if a foreign body enters the eye.
The eye cannot be rubbed. Let the victim blink. The tear fluid released during this can wash away the speck naturally. Ask the victim to sit facing the light. Stand at the back and carefully open the eyelids. Look for a foreign body by asking the victim to turn his eyes in different directions.
If a foreign object is visible on the white of the eye, try removing it with the corner of a clean, damp handkerchief or non-fluffy wipe. Carefully guide towards the outer corner of the eye. If the mote is located on the iris of the eye, do not try to remove it yourself, as you can leave a scar.
If it was not possible to remove the foreign body, rinse the eye under a stream of lukewarm water. An injured eye should be below the other. Do not use eye baths. If the foreign body cannot be removed, cover the injured eye with a sterile cloth, securing it with a band-aid, and consult a doctor.
Eye burn, what to do, first aid.
Serious eye injuries can be caused by splashes of various fluids or extreme heat. Some chemicals cause irreparable harm if not removed immediately.
Sensations of a victim who has burned eyes.
Spasm of the eyelids, inability to open the affected eye.
Hypersensitivity to light.
Redness of the affected eye and profuse lacrimation.
What to do if your eyes burn.
Rinse your eyes under a stream of cold water for at least 20 minutes. Pour water from the nose outward, trying to flow under the eyelids. Keep your head so that the injured eye is below the healthy eye and nothing enters the healthy eye..
If the eyelids are tightly closed due to spasm, open them with your fingers to rinse under the eyelids. If the pain has passed after washing, apply a sterile cloth and fix it with a band-aid. And if the pain persists after a 20-minute rinse, take the victim to the nearest hospital, and if the lesion is extensive, call an ambulance. Continue her eye wash before her arrival.
Based on the book “Ambulance, home directory of emergency conditions”.