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Tips From Phenix City's Eye Doctor - Eye Injuries With Children
A recent article from Health Day News offers parents some great tips for dealing with children who sustain an injury to their eye.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers these suggestions:
- Never put pressure on, rub or touch an injured eye.
If there is debris in a child's eye, raise the eyelid and have the child blink quickly. If that doesn't remove the object, seek immediate treatment. Never attempt to remove anything from a person's eye.
- Don't use an ointment in the eye.
- Carefully cover any puncture wound or cut, then seek immediate treatment.
- If a chemical splashes into the eye, flush it with lots of water. Do not use this method for any other type of eye injury.
You can read the full article here: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2015/05/04/health-tip-understanding-eye-injuries-in-kids
Treating an injury to your child's eye properly is very important. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Gordy team
. We would love to help!
image credit: karenns4 on flickr
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 written by Gordy EyeCare Team
, American Academy of Opthalmology
, Child Eye Injury
, Child injury
, Dr. Griff Gordy
, Eye Trauma
, Gordy EyeCare
, Health Day News
, Phenix City
, Smiths Station