Foreign Body on Cornea
Eye emergencies can lead to permanent vision loss if not treated by an eye doctor. Gordon Wood Eye Associates provides urgent care for work-related injuries, sudden eye irritation, and infection. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention include:
- foreign bodies or materials stuck in the eyes
- itchy or irritated eyes, including from ocular allergies
- cuts or scratches to the cornea
- chemical exposure
- blunt force to the eye
Waiting for Examination
Things to NOT do while waiting for professional medical examination include:
- do not press on an injured eye
- do not rub the eye
- do not attempt to remove an object or a foreign body that is on or embedded in the eye
- do not use cotton swabs (Qtips) or tweezers on the eye
- do not flush the eye with tap water. Saline must be used.
Contact our office immediately for further instructions. New patients may require a full vision exam. No referrals are necessary. For after-hours emergencies, we recommend patients visit your local hospital for immediate attention.