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What should I do If my child gets poked in the eye with an object?

If your child gets poked in the eye with an object he or she should be evaluated by a medical professional, unless there is virtually no pain, redness or change in vision. Common eye injuries include abrasions (scratches) or the presence of a foreign body. More serious is a true cut or puncture of the eye itself. Also, the eye can bleed internally, which requires urgent medical attention.

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