Eye Injury

Student First Aid - Eye Injury

Eye Injury - Pain in or behind the eye, eyelid spasms, constant tears, reduced or altered vision, loss of sight, visible blood in or around the eye.

 

WOOD, METAL, GLASS

1. DO NOT attempt to remove.

2. Place a pad over the eye and tape down.

3. Immediately call an ambulance on Triple Zero (000) or mobile 112.

 

CORROSIVE LIQUID SPLASH

1. Wash the eye with copious amounts of water by cupping hands under a running tap and holding the eye down into the water, blinking rapidly, for at least 20 minutes.

2. Use saline eyewash if water unavailable.

3. Immediately call an ambulance on Triple Zero (000) or mobile 112.

 

LOOSE LASHES, SAND OR GRIT

1. Wait until foreign body is clear of the cornea (front surface of the eye) before irrigating with saline eyewash.

2. Particles on the inner surface of the eyelid can be removed by irrigating with saline eyewash, or with the moistened corner of a clean cloth.