Eye Injuries (cont.)
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Check Your Symptoms
Most minor eye injuries can be treated at home.
More specific home treatment can be used for certain types of eye injuries.
If your eye symptoms are not completely gone after 24 hours of home treatment, see your doctor.
Eye injury in a child
Applying first aid measures for an eye injury in a child may be difficult, depending on the child's age, size, and ability to cooperate. Having another adult help you treat the child is helpful. Stay calm and talk in a soothing voice. Use slow, gentle movements to help the child remain calm and cooperative. A struggling child may need to be held strongly so that first aid can be started and the seriousness of the eye injury assessed.
Symptoms to watch for during home treatment
Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home treatment:
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