Foreign Body, Eye (cont.)
Eye Foreign Body Prevention
- Eye protection is the best prevention. Many eye injuries, especially high-speed impacts that may rupture the globe (eyeball), are usually devastating to the eye and could result in vision loss.
- Always wear eye protection when working in an environment where flying debris is likely.
- Eye protection should cover not only the front but also the side of the eyes. Regular sunglasses or corrective glasses are not sufficient eye protection when working in a high-risk environment. One should wear goggles or safety glasses with side shields.
Howard A. Blumstein, MD, FAAEM
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