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To reduce the risk of permanent damage caused by eye injuries, it is important to treat eye injuries immediately. Consult your child's health care provider, or ophthalmologist or optometrist (eye care specialists) as soon as possible.
Gently bandage your child's eye.
Do not apply pressure to your child's eye.
Instruct your child not to rub his or her eye.
Do not try to remove any particles from your child's eye.
Do not wash out your child's eye.
Pull your child's upper lid down onto lower lid and instruct him or her to blink repeatedly. The lower eyelashes may sweep the particle away.
Use an eye wash to wash out the speck or object from your child's eye.
Instruct your child to close his or her eye.
You should seek medical attention immediately if the above procedures do not work.
Use fingers to separate your child's eyelids, then flush his or her eye with water from a faucet or clean container.
Seek medical attention immediately.
Cover your child's eye.
Immediately, but gently, apply small cold compresses to your child's eye without applying pressure to reduce pain and swelling.
Contact your child's health care provider, or ophthalmologist or optometrist (eye care specialists) immediately.
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