Does it feel like something is in your eye but you can’t see it? That might mean you have foreign bodies in your eye. This is just a way of saying you have sand, dust, pollen, or something that shouldn’t belong. Unfortunately, particles can blow or fall onto the eye causing considerable irritation.
If not treated in a timely fashion these can cause infection and complications in the eye. The first step should be to fully flush the eye. If this doesn’t work and irritation persists, you should immediately seek professional help. Looking Glass can help.
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How to Handle Foreign Bodies
Depending on the kind of foreign body material you have can impact how serious this is. Some can cause serious infections if not treated or removed. For example, metallic materials can not only cause infections but can produce rust rings in the cornea. Vegetation matter, such as leaf particles, can cause fungal infections.
Luckily, most foreign bodies are easily and painlessly removed. Dr. Teles has many years of experience in the treatment of foreign bodies. If you feel pressure, discomfort, a strange sensation, or eye pain, please contact us today. If you are in extreme pain or in case of an emergency, please call 911. And no matter how much you may want to, do not rub your eyes!