Foreign Body in the Eye
A foreign body is an object in your eye that shouldn't be there, such as a speck of dust, wood chip, metal shaving, insect or piece of glass. The common places to find a foreign body are under the eyelid or on the surface of your eye.
This is particularly likely to occur in athletes who cycle, labourers, woodcutters, fitters, wrestle, or play football, soccer or any other field event.
Signs and symptoms
The evaluation includes vision testing along with careful examination of the surface of the eye with a slit lamp microscope . When a superficial foreign body is suspected, the upper lid should be gently turned up to check underneath for trapped particles. If the foreign body is difficult to see even with a microscope, the doctor may instill a drop of fluorescein dye to highlight the area.
An examination inside the eye with ophthalmoscopy may also be indicated depending on the severity of the injury.
Your doctor may prescribe:
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