Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Treatment for an eye foreign body usually includes removal of a foreign body from the eye, eye irrigation, eyedrops for pain, and antibiotic eyedrops or ointment. A metal foreign body that is left on the surface of cornea for more than one day can rust, causing more damage, and making it more difficult to remove.

Treatment for an eye foreign body may include:


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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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