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What is the first aid treatment for an object impaled in the eye?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
The following are first aid treatment guidelines for an impaled object in the eye:
  • Cover object protruding from eyeball without touching either the eye or the object, using a paper cup or similar object that won't disturb the imbedded object.
  • Cover both eyes with dry sterile dressing to prevent natural movement by injured eye.
  • Get medical attention immediately.
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