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Eye Injuries

Eye Injuries

Eye injuries can happen very easily. From a fly in the eye to an embedded object. Its important to know what to do.

Should you remove a foreign object stuck in the eye?

No, keep the eye still and seek medical attention immediately.

What First Aid equipment is required for Eye injuries?

Sterile eye wash ( If safe to remove) Eye pad ( to cover the eye and prevent movement)

Name 3 things that may end up in the eye?

Dust, insects, foreign object, sand, metal, chemicals.

Common causes include:

  • Dust particles entering the eye
  • Chemicals splashing in the eye
  • Embedded objects in the eye


  • Pain around the injured eye
  • Watering or blood in the eye
  • Redness
  • Difficulty opening the eye
  • Difficulty seeing out of the eye,


  • Small articles may be washed away using a sterile eye wash or clean running water
  • Chemicals splashed in the eye would require flushing for a minimum of twenty minutes
  • Protect the eye on route to hospital by covering with a sterile dressing
  • Reassure the casualty

This guidance is great but no substitute for a practical First Aid course.

We teach Eye Injuries in more detail on the following courses.

TQUK Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work


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Telephone: 01494 958547