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●EYE INJURIES


1. CORROSIVE CHEMICALS
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What to look out for:
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• Pain
• Swelling of eyelid
• Red, swollen and/or watering eye

What to do:
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1. Gently hold the casualty’s eye open under cold running water for at least 10 minutes. You could also use a jug or glass.

2. Cover the injured eye with a sterile dressing and secure with a bandage.

3. Ensure the casualty is taken to hospital.

IMPORTANT:
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Never allow the casualties to touch their eye.


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2. FOREIGN BODY IN THE EYE
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What to look out for:
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• Pain
• Twitching eyelid
• Bloodshot and watering eye
• Difficulty in seeing


What to do:
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1. Gently separate the casualty’s eyelids with your finger and thumb and look carefully for the foreign body.

2. Wash it out using an eye-bath or clean water from a glass.

3. If this is unsuccessful, try removing it with the damp corner of a clean handkerchief or cotton bud.

IMPORTANT:
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Never attempt to remove anything embedded in the eye. Cover the eye with a sterile dressing and ensure the casualty is taken to hospital.


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3.EYE WOUNDS
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What to look out for:
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• Pain
• Bleeding
• Difficulty in seeing

What to do:
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1. Get the casualty to lie on their back and keep their eyes as still as possible.

2. Cover the injured eye with a sterile dressing then secure with a bandage, covering both eyes to stop them moving the injured eye.

3. Ensure the casualty is taken to hospital.

IMPORTANT:
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Never try to remove an embedded foreign body.


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