First Aid: Eye Injuriesenparents eye injuries can be treated at home, while others require a visit to the doctor or emergency room. Find out what to do if your child has eye pain.irritation, contusion, bruise, cornea, eye injury, eye injuries, eye wound, black eye, blindness, blind, sand, dirt, foreign bodies, foreign body, eyelid, don't press the eye, saline solution, flush the eye, scratch, lens, infections, dislodged, embedded, eye patch, something in eye, stuck in eye, sterile dressing, chemical exposure, poisoning, eye is burning, eye is stinging, eye is hurt, injured eye, poison control center, blunt injury, cold compresses, acetaminophen, pressure, drainage, eye pain, distorted vision, sports, goggles, unbreakable glasses, my child has an object in the eye, my child's eye is falling out of the socket, socket, eye socket, emergency medicine, emergency room, ophthalmology, ophtho, optho, eye doctor, eyes, CD1Ophthalmology10/20/200904/30/201909/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD06/01/2018e1ef853d-bdf9-4f97-b6e4-177d9abd1d94<p><a href=""><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p>Most <a href="">eye injuries</a> are minor, like getting soap in the eye or a speck of dirt under the eyelid. Others, like those that happen during sports activities or from a fall, can be serious and need medical attention.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <ul> <li>redness around or in the eye</li> <li>stinging or burning</li> <li>watering</li> <li>sensitivity to light</li> <li>blurred vision</li> <li>swelling of the eyelids</li> <li>discoloration around the eye</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <p>If you think your child has a particle in the eye or a minor irritation, be sure to:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Wash your hands before touching the eye area.</li> <li>Flush the eye with water as soon as possible: <ul> <li>Tilt your child's head over a basin or sink with the injured eye pointed down.</li> <li>Gently pull down the lower lid.</li> <li>Gently pour a steady stream of lukewarm water over the eye.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Flush the eye for up to 15 minutes, checking every 5 minutes to see if the foreign body has been flushed out.</li> </ul> <h3>Get Medical Care if Your Child Has:</h3> <ul> <li>been struck in the eye with a ball or other object</li> <li>a red or irritated eye</li> <li>eye discomfort</li> <li>a swollen, red, or painful area around the eye or eyelid</li> <li>an eye that's very sensitive to light</li> </ul> <h3>Get Emergency Care Immediately if Your Child Has:</h3> <ul> <li>trouble seeing</li> <li>been exposed to chemicals</li> <li>something embedded in the eye</li> <li>severe eye pain</li> <li>blood in the eye</li> <li>nausea or <a href="">vomiting</a> after an eye injury</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <p>Kids who play&nbsp;sports should wear protective goggles or unbreakable glasses as needed. Keep chemicals and other hazardous objects out of the reach of children.</p>
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