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What to do when there's something in your eye?


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March 28, 2010 2:00AM

If it's something like dirt or an eyelash - run your eye under a running bath tub faucet, or splash water into your open eye.

If it's a chemical or something dangerous in your eye - call the poison control center or 911 for assistance.

If no water is available then one first aid course suggests that you should pull the top eyelid over the lower eyelash to remove the particle. If there is no particle then let your eye hurt to promote the production of tears which will naturally wash your eye. If all else fails and you have no eye-lid, you can use spit or snot to moisten the eye and protect it from drying. Many of the bacteria found in the mouth are already present in the eye and are beneficial because they displace any harmful bacteria.