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How To Get Something Out Of Your Eye
Remove fr/ upper lid: To Remove something from upper lid, gently pull top eyelashes and eyelid & lay upper lid on top of bottom eyelashes. This should help get it out. Otherwise, you can flip the lid with a cue tip at a mirror to see if you see something. Consult with us if needed. Otherwise an eyeMD can help. ...Read more
Carefully: A safe way to get something out of your eye on your own is to gently wash out the eye with sterile saline which is meant for the eye (not a nasal solution). Tilt your head so that the 'bad' eye is higher and send the saline from the outer corner of the eye toward the inner corner, nearer the nose. You may need help keeping the eyelid open. Get help soon if the irritation continues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If it is something that flew in from air breezes or ordinary activity you can try to flush it out with lubricating eyedrops. If it flew in with force (if you were drilling or grinding for instance), you need emergency attention. You might be able to see an object stuck to your cornea in a well lighted, magnifying mirror. Any er is skilled at removal of objects stuck in the eye or see an eyedoc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There's something foreign in my eyes and I can't get it out. It's hurting like crazy! what can I do?
Foreign body, cornea: Wash your eye with cold water.You may be lucky to dislodge the foreign body.If you don't get relief go to the eye doctor.Sometime, corneal ulcer will give you symptom like that.If it persists and if you do not have access to an ophthamologist, go to an emergency room for immediate attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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