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what steps are taken to treat a person whose eye was punctured by a needle?

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Dr. Jack Sipperley
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Ophthalmologist Exam: If the puncture is with a clean needle and there is no fluid leaking from the eye then antibiotic eyedrops and observation to make sure there is no infection is probably all that is necessary. The treatment also depends an where the needle penetrated the globe. Leaking wounds or wounds with dirty of vegetative wounds (i.e. Cactus thorn) probably need surgical closure and intraocular antibiotics.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Which steps are taken after a person`s eye is punctured by a needle?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Go to ER: Go immediately to the nearest emergency room.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What steps are taken after someone's eye is punctured by a needle?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Depends who's punct: uring the eye. If the retinologist is doing it, it will be self sealing and cause little problem. If it's traumatically induced, that's a problem if the needle is not sterile. See your eye doctor if this happens quickly to save vision.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter commented
Ophthalmology 61 years experience
The wisest step is to see an ophthalmologist to manage and evaluate the eye injury. The immediate major problems are infection and possible traumatic cataract formation.
Nov 30, 2014

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