How To Get Rid Of Something Stuck From The Eye

How To Get Rid Of Something Stuck From The Eye


Usually if you get something in your eye, your eye will tear up and wash out the foreign body. Sometimes, though, something gets in your eye and you can't quite get it out. A couple of health and safety warnings before we get whatever it is out of your eye. First off, be careful not to stratch your corneas. A scratched cornea can be quite painful and take a couple of days-if not longer- to heal. Be careful, and don't go poking around in your eye with anything that has any kind of sharp tip. So what should you do if something is stuck in your eye?


Tips for Remove Something Stuck From The Eye


How To Get Rid Of Something Stuck From The Eye

First off, the type of foreign body is of utmost importance. For instance, if it is a piece of glass or something like that, I would recommend going directly to an emergency eye clinic because they can be hard to get out, can cause significant damage, and your vision isn't something to be taken lightly. Along the same lines, if you aren't sure what the foreign body is, it is safer to go to an eye clinic. If it is a chemical solution, you should follow the instructions on the MSDS sheet, which will usually involve irrigating the eye with an isotonic saline solution. This can be purchased from just about any pharmacy.

If you know that the foreign body isn't something very dangerous (glass, chemicals, etc) and you want a good way to get it ot without scratching your cornea, do the following for quick relief: 
  • Try blinking a few times. The up and down movement of your eye will make the dirt or foreign object appear on the surface to make it easier for you to take it off.
  • You can also try pulling your upper eye lid out and down from your lower eye lid so that you can shed tears.
  • If something stuck in eye, simply rinse the eye with clean water.
  • Blinking rapidly is also an effective solution to get rid of the foreign matter in the eye.
  • Do not rub your eyes when something is stuck on them. This may cause irritation and harm your eyes.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before touching your eyes to prevent infection.
  • Get a bowl of clean water and blink your eyes in the water to remove the dirt or particle.
  • Pour saline solution or clean water using medicine dropper or use your hands and cup them to put a small amount of water into your eye.
  • You can also use cotton swabs to remove the speck of object irritating your eye.
  • If the above ways did not do, you can buy over-the-counter eyewash or clean tepid water to flush out the foreign object.

If all other option fails, consult your ophthalmologist or eye doctor to provide the best remedy for the problem.