What not to do if you got hit in the eye mote?
In the first place you should not RUB the eyes is the main thing you need to remember. If something is tough enough, it may scratch the eyeball.
In addition, in no case should one try to get it with dirty hands. First, you run the risk of infection that can cause severe irritation or even blindness if it will develop. Second, you can optionally put in the eyes a piece of skin or a speck of dust. If the mote got deep under the eyelid, do not attempt to remove it yourself – apply on eyes loosely a bandage and go to the doctor.
What you need to have on hand?
To remove the speck out of your eye, you will need:
- pure cotton, q-tips or sterile cotton wool;
- boiled water (cold or warm);
- anti-inflammatory, moisturizing eye drops, or weak tea.
How to remove the speck from the eye?
First we need to wash the eyes with boiled water, trying to wash the speck. It is desirable to use a dropper, if it is at hand and the drip in her in the eyes. If not, move the eyelid and try, carefully directing a jet of water to wash away the alien part.
In the case where a foreign body is deep, try to pick up his wet ear stick, damp cotton wool or a bent cotton pad soaked in water. Do not use dry cotton wool, since after its use in the eye will remain the villi.
If something were under the upper eyelid, try to gently twist it and catching it. But do not overdo it to avoid damage to the eyes, as there is a risk to harm the tissues of the cornea, and to further push the foreign body.
Once you have removed the speck, put anti-inflammatory eye drops to prevent irritation. If not, flush eyes weak tea at room temperature.
If none of the methods did not produce results, apply bandage on the eye and refer to ophthalmologist. You also need to immediately visit a doctor if during the day after the extraction of the mote you have noted pain, redness, swelling of eyes, itching, burning, blurred vision, watery eyes. Such signs likely to indicate inflammatory response, and therefore, perhaps the presence of infection. Treat to the eyes, and they will reward you with good eyesight!