Thankfully serious eye injuries are common and must be attended to by qualified professionals.
However, most are minor and are just the result of soap or getting a speck of dirt under the eyelid.
· stinging or burning
· sensitivity to light
· blurred vision
· swelling of the eyelids
· discoloration around the eye
· Wash your hands before touching the eye area.
· Flush the eye with water as soon as possible:
· Tilt the child’s head over a basin or sink with the affected eye pointed down.
· Gently pull down the lower lid.
· Gently pour a steady stream of lukewarm water over the eye.
· Flush the eye for up to 15 minutes, checking every 5 minutes to see if the foreign body has been flushed out.
· been struck in the eye with a ball or other object
· a red or irritated eye
· eye discomfort
· a swollen, red, or painful area around the eye or eyelid
· an eye that’s very sensitive to light
· trouble seeing
· been exposed to chemicals
· something embedded in the eye
· severe eye pain
· blood in the eye
· nausea or after an eye injury