First Aid Care of Eye Injuries

Because of the risk of partial or total loss of sight, any injury or trauma to the eye should be taken seriously and prompt medical attention sought.

The eyes are potentially exposed to a myriad of insults including the impact of direct trauma, foreign objects, burns from chemicals and other irritant substances, as well as cuts and wounds affecting the eyes or eyelids. Below, we provide some guidance on initial steps to take when there is injury to the eye.

Foreign objects

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Blows and direct impact (including black eye)

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Chemicals and irritants

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Cuts and puncture wounds

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