Injuries To The Baby’s Eyes Due To Exposure To Nails?

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Hello doctor, my son is 1.5 months old, the black part of his eye is big, not the pupil, there is a clear line because it was hit by his sister’s fingernail. What’s the solution ? Is it dangerous? What is the cure ? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Aulia, Thank you for the question.


Scratched nails can cause sores on the surface of the eye (eye cornea). Injuries that occur can be in the form of abrasions (minor injuries) or ulcers (deep wounds) on the cornea of ​​the eye. Dangerous or not this condition depends on the depth of the wound and the position of this wound. Deeper wounds and the position of the wound in the middle of the field of view must of course require attention and good treatment. While minor and minor injuries that are not located in the center of the eye, generally heal on their own. Injury to the cornea can cause red eyes, watery eyes, feeling a foreign body in the eye, discharge from the eye, and blurred vision. You should have your baby checked by an ophthalmologist so that the doctor can check the severity of this wound. From this examination the doctor will determine the next treatment for your baby. In the meantime, keep your baby's eyes clean. You can clean your baby's eyes with a cotton swab soaked in warm water. Also make sure you trim your baby's nails.


Hope this information is useful.


Dr. Aloisia

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