Objects stuck or embedded in the eye
- Leave the object in place. DO NOT try to remove the object. DO NOT touch it or apply any pressure to it.
- Calm and reassure the person.
- Wash your hands.
- Bandage both eyes. If the object is large, place a paper cup or cone over the injured eye and tape it in place. Cover the uninjured eye with gauze or a clean cloth. If the object is small, cover both eyes with a clean cloth or sterile dressing. Even if only one eye is affected, covering both eyes will help prevent eye movement.
- Get medical help immediately.