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Foreign Body, Eye (cont.)

Eye Foreign Body Symptoms

  • Sharp pain in the eye followed by burning, irritation, tearing, and redness
  • Feeling that something is in the eye when moving the eye around while it is closed
  • Scratching sensation over the eye when blinking
  • Blurred vision or vision loss in the affected eye
  • Bleeding into the white part of the eye, which can be either a conjunctival hemorrhage or a subconjunctival hemorrhage. (Sometimes, this is associated with a penetrating injury.)
  • Blood layering in front of your iris, the colored area of the eye, and behind the cornea, the clear dome on the front of the eye (This is called hyphema and is often a sign of significant injury.)
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