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Foreign Body, Eye (cont.)

Eye Foreign Body Treatment

  • For scratches on the cornea (called corneal abrasions), the usual treatment is an antibiotic ointment and/or antibiotic eyedrops and pain medicine. If the abrasion is large (greater than 50% of the corneal surface), then it may also be treated with a patch.
  • Any noted damage to the iris, the lens, or the retina requires immediate evaluation by an ophthalmologist and may or may not require surgery.
  • A ruptured eyeball requires surgery by an ophthalmologist.
  • If no other injury is noted, hyphema (blood in between the cornea and the iris) requires close follow-up care with an ophthalmologist.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/17/2014
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