Foreign Body in the Eye Overview
Another name for Foreign Body in the Eye is Eye Foreign Body.
What is an eye foreign body?
A person with an eye foreign body has something stuck on the surface of the eye, or has an object that has entered the globe of the eye. Symptoms of an eye foreign body include eye pain, tearing and blurry vision. Most eye foreign bodies occur on the surface of the cornea. Those objects that enter the globe usually originate from a high-speed tool, such as a saw. An eye foreign body is one of the most common eye injuries.
What are the symptoms of an eye foreign body?
Symptoms of an eye foreign body include eye pain and a foreign body sensation in the eye. Other symptoms may include a visible object on the surface of the eye, eye redness, eye tearing, blurry vision, and sensitivity to bright light.
How does the doctor treat an eye foreign body?
Treatment for an eye foreign body may include removal of a foreign body from the eye, eye irrigation, eyedrops for pain, and antibiotic eyedrops or ointment.
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