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When giving first aid for a one injured eye, why do you bandage both eyes?

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Dr. John Washburn
Family Medicine 20 years experience
To immobilize: An uncovered eye will move, thus causing the injured eye to move as well (you can't move just one eye). Covering it minimizes movement.

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Last updated Jul 5, 2012

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