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How do I treat cuts of the eye and lid?

Correct treatment for an eye injury immediately following an accident can prevent loss of sight.
If you encounter cuts to the eye or eyelid:
Seek medical help immediately. Do not attempt to wash out the eye or remove an object stuck in the eye. Never apply pressure to the injured eye or eyelid. Be careful not to rub the eye. If available, tape a paper cup over the eye to avoid any pressure being applied to the injured eye. Minimize coughing, sneezing, bending down or lifting until medical help arrives.

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