First Treatment For Foreign Objects That Enter The Eye?
Good morning, I want to ask about, how is the first step / first aid in handling eyes that have been ingested with gram / dust and small particles that can stick in the eyeball, thanks doctor
Good evening, thanks for the question
Foreign objects in the conjunctiva are objects that are normally not found in the conjunctiva and can cause tissue irritation. Symptoms include pain, red and watery eyes, foreign body sensation, and light sensitivity.
Handling that can be done include:
1. Do not rub the eyes so as not to aggravate the lesion
2. Use bright lighting
3. Wash your hands
4. Flowing eyes with clean water while opening eyes and pulling on eyelids (ask for help from others if difficulties)
5. If the foreign object is clearly visible, try removing the foreign object using a damp cotton pad. Avoid using tweezers or other hard objects.
6. If it doesn't work then don't re-force the action
7. Immediately consult a doctor so that proper handling is done
Complications that can occur in the form of corneal ulcers or inflammation of the cornea due to friction of foreign objects with the corneal lining of the eye.
To prevent similar incidents, use protective equipment / glasses when working or driving.
Take control also if complaints gain weight after an action, such as redness, swelling, or accompanied by a sharp decrease in vision.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah