Injury Prevention

Eye Injuries

Black eye:

  1. Apply ice.

Eyeball cut or impaled:

  1. Call ambulance.
  2. Do not press on injured eye.
  3. Do not use medication.
  4. Do not remove any object impaled in the eye.
  5. Gently cover both eyes with eye pads and secure loosely with rolled gauze.

Chemical splash:

  1. Flush eye from bridge of nose to outer edge of eye with running water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Call ambulance.
  3. Gently cover both eyes with eye pads and secure loosely with rolled gauze.
Last Update
May 23, 2008
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Last Update
May 23, 2008
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