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Eye Injuries

This information is provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  For the complete first aid guide, click here.

If anything is splashed in your child’s eye, flush gently with water for at least 15 minutes. Call the poison center or the pediatrician for further advice. Any injured or painful eye should be seen by a doctor. Do not touch or rub an injured eye. Do not apply medicine. Do not remove objects stuck in the eye. Cover the painful or injured eye with a paper cup or eye shield until you can get medical help.

Important note: The information contained here should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.


Source First Aid (Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics)