Will foreign object in eye work itself out?

If you have a foreign object in your eye, don’t worry – it will usually work itself out. The natural blinking and tearing action of the eye will flush it out. If the foreign body can be seen on the inner surface of either the lower or upper lid, try to gently flush it out with water or use a cotton-tipped swab to invert the eyelid and inspect the underside.

What are the foreign bodies in the eye?

When an object enters the eye that shouldn’t be there, it is called a foreign body. The most common places to find a foreign body are under the eyelid or on the surface of the eye. Foreign bodies can include things like dust, wood chips, metal shavings, insects, or glass.

What will you do first if foreign object comes into your eye?

If a foreign object comes into your eye, the first thing you should do is try to flush it out with a gentle stream of clean, warm water. Use an eyecup or a small, clean drinking glass positioned with its rim resting on the bone at the base of your eye socket.

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