Book a Consultation Book Now

Help me get rid of a foreign body object in my eye

A foreign object in your eye can be a medical emergency or an urgent eye problem, depending on the circumstances. If you get a foreign body in your eye, you need to take action immediately. You should attempt to flush the object out of your eye with a gentle stream of clean, warm tap water. Alternatively, you can use a small eyecup or small drinking cup, such as an espresso-sized cup filled with warm water, positioning it on the rim of the bone at the base around the eye socket, and then rinse the object out.
A third way of getting rid of a foreign object in your eye is to try and flush it out in the shower by allowing a gentle stream of lukewarm shower water to fall on to your forehead and then over the affected eye whilst holding the eyelid open. However, if you are wearing a contact lens please remove it before you irrigate the surface of the eye with water. This will allow the foreign body to be flushed out with greater ease.

Share

Book a Consultation Book Now