Foreign Object Removal
Foreign objects in your eyes can cause further complications than just irritation. While you may have experienced discomfort in your eyes temporarily on a windy day, the tears in your eyes can eliminate any grit and help you feel better. However, when objects are located under the eyelid and not removed, it can lead to scarring and infections. At Eye 1st Vision Center in Sandy Springs, GA, we offer foreign object removal to prevent corneal scarring and provide you with relief. You can learn more about this procedure below:
Immediate Care for Eye Pain and Object Intrusion
If a foreign object is lodged in your eye, we recommend to try and flush it with clean water immediately. If water is not available, eye drops are the next best solution. In most cases, these remedies can help dislodge the material and remove it, which can also provide relief from contamination. Objects can vary in size, from dust to small materials like pollen or wood chip. Your eye will immediately react with tearing, redness, and minor pain.
Our optometrists can help if the foreign object cannot be flushed out. Don’t try to remove the item yourself, as improperly eliminating an object can cause a serious eye injury. Our optometrist will use the necessary tools and equipment to properly remove any foreign objects.
Contact us for Treatment Today
If you have a foreign object in your eye that is causing discomfort, our team at Eye 1st Vision Center in Sandy Springs, GA, can help. Along with regular eye exams and preventative care, we also help address immediate eye care needs as well. Leaving any objects in the eye can end up causing more damage and discomfort. Professional removal by one of our optometrists with the right equipment if needed is the best option, especially if there has been damage that needs to be addressed and cleared properly. To learn more about this procedure or to schedule your appointment, call our office at (404) 252-1702 today. Our team looks forward to providing you relief and improving your overall eye health!