Eye injuries: First aidEEye injuries: First aidEye injuries: First aidEnglishOphthalmologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EyesNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-06-13T04:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng7.0000000000000071.0000000000000733.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to properly care for your child's eye injury, discover potential causes and know when to seek medical attention.<br></p><h2>What is an eye injury?</h2><p>Eye injuries are fairly common in children. Small objects or liquids can get into the eye, causing your child some discomfort. In most cases, the injured eye will turn red and sting.</p> ​​​<h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Eye injuries are common in children.</li> <li>Small objects like dust, dirt or chemicals can cause eye injuries.</li> <li>Eye injuries can be frightening for children. Encourage your child to remain calm.</li> <li>If an object is embedded in your child's eye, cover the eye with clean gauze and go see a doctor right away.</li> <li>If your child gets a chemical or toxic substance in their eye, flush the eye with cool running water for 10 minutes. After flushing the eye out, cover the injured eye with clean gauze and go see a doctor right away.</li> </ul><h2>Treatment</h2> <p>Treatment depends on the type of eye injury.</p> <h3>Smaller particles</h3> <p>Usually, small objects like sand or dirt can be flushed out of the eye using running water. Gently flush the injured eye with cool water for 10 minutes. Avoid splashing the water into your child's face and the unaffected eye.</p> <h3>Persistent irritation</h3> <p>If your child complains of pain, but the injured eye appears to be clean, seek medical attention right away. Your child's doctor can apply a special solution to the injured eye to check for scratches to the surface of the eye. To help with healing and avoid infection, your child's doctor may prescribe medication.</p> <h3>Embedded objects</h3> <p>If your child has an embedded object in their eye, do not push the object further into the eye. This will increase the risk of permanent injury. Have your child close their eyelids. Gently cover the injured eye with an eye shield or clean gauze. Secure the gauze in place by lightly taping the edges down. Do not apply any pressure to the injured eye. If possible, cover both eyes to avoid any eye movement. Be sure to keep your child calm because covering both eyes may bother them. Go see a doctor right away.</p> <h3>Chemical splash</h3> <p>If your child gets a chemical or toxic substance in their eye, quickly flush the injured eye with running water for 10 minutes. Avoid splashing water into your child's face and the unaffected eye. Cover the injured eye with a clean piece of gauze and go see a doctor right away. If possible, take a photo of the label or bring the substance in its container (or a sample with you so that it can be identified and tested by the doctor.</p>
إصابات العين: الإسعافات الأوليةإإصابات العين: الإسعافات الأوليةEye injuries: First aidArabicOphthalmologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EyesNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00ZNA7.0000000000000071.0000000000000733.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>ويمكن لإصابة في العين ان تكون مؤلمة لطفلك. وبواسطة هذه المعلومات، سوف تكون قادراً على رعاية عين طفلك المصابة بشكل صحيح وتعرف متى تلتمس العناية الطبية.<br></p>
眼外伤:急救眼外伤:急救Eye injuries: First aidChineseSimplifiedOphthalmologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EyesNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00Z71.00000000000007.00000000000000733.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z眼外伤对于你的孩子可能是痛苦的。有了这些信息,你将能够正确地护理你的孩子的眼外伤,并知道何时寻求医疗关注。<br>
眼外傷:急救眼外傷:急救Eye Injuries: First AidChineseTraditionalOphthalmologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EyesNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00Z71.00000000000007.00000000000000733.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z眼外傷可能使您的孩子感到痛苦。瞭解了本資訊,您可以正確地給孩子護理眼睛,知曉何時尋求醫療護理。
Blessures à l’œil: premiers secoursBBlessures à l’œil: premiers secoursEye injuries: First aidFrenchOphthalmologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EyesNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-06-13T04:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng7.0000000000000071.0000000000000733.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez à prendre soin de la blessure à l’œil de votre enfant, à connaître ses causes possibles et à savoir quand consulter le médecin.<br></p><h2>Qu’est-ce qu’une blessure à l’œil?</h2><p>Les blessures à l’œil sont assez courantes chez les enfants. De petits corps étrangers ou des liquides peuvent entrer dans l'œil et provoquer une gêne. Dans la plupart des cas, l’œil blessé devient rouge et pique.</p> <br><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Les blessures à l’œil sont courantes chez les enfants.</li> <li>Les petits objets, comme la poussière, la saleté ou les produits chimiques, peuvent causer des lésions oculaires.</li> <li>Les blessures à l’œil peuvent être effrayantes pour les enfants. Encouragez votre enfant à rester calme.</li> <li>Si un corps étranger est enfoncé dans l’œil de votre enfant, couvrez l’œil avec de la gaze propre et consultez immédiatement un médecin.</li> <li>Si votre enfant reçoit une substance chimique ou toxique dans l’œil, rincez l’œil blessé à l’eau courante fraîche pendant dix minutes. Après avoir rincé l’œil, couvrez-le avec de la gaze propre et consultez immédiatement un médecin.</li> </ul><h2>Traitement</h2> <p>Le traitement dépend du type de blessure à l’œil.</p> <h3>Petites particules</h3> <p>En général, les petits corps étrangers comme les grains de sable ou de poussière peuvent être enlevés en passant l’œil sous l’eau courante. Il suffit de rincer délicatement l’œil à l’eau fraîche pendant dix minutes. Évitez d'éclabousser de l’eau sur le visage de l’enfant et dans l’œil indemne.</p> <h3>Irritation persistante</h3> <p>Si votre enfant se plaint de douleurs, mais que l’œil blessé semble être propre, consultez immédiatement un médecin. Le médecin peut appliquer une solution spéciale dans l’œil blessé pour déceler la présence éventuelle d'égratignures à la surface de l'œil. Il prescrira peut-être des médicaments pour favoriser la guérison et empêcher une infection.</p> <h3>Corps étrangers enfoncés</h3> <p>Si un corps étranger est enfoncé dans l’œil de votre enfant, veillez à ne pas le pousser plus profondément. Cela augmenterait le risque de lésion permanente. Demandez à votre enfant de fermer les paupières. Recouvrez délicatement l’œil blessé avec un cache-œil ou de la gaze propre. Fixez la gaze en collant les bords avec un peu de ruban adhésif. N'exercez aucune pression sur l’œil blessé. Si possible, couvrez les deux yeux pour éviter tout mouvement oculaire. Votre enfant n’aimera peut-être pas avoir les deux yeux couverts; faites en sorte qu’il reste calme. Consultez immédiatement un médecin.</p> <h3>Éclaboussure de produits chimiques</h3> <p>Si votre enfant reçoit une substance chimique ou toxique dans l’œil, rincez immédiatement l’œil blessé à l’eau courante pendant dix minutes. Évitez d'éclabousser de l’eau sur le visage de l'enfant et dans l’œil indemne. Couvrez l’œil blessé avec de la gaze propre et consultez immédiatement un médecin. Si possible, prenez une photo de l'étiquette ou apportez la substance dans son contenant (ou un échantillon) afin de permettre au médecin d’identifier et de tester le produit en cause.</p>
Lesiones del ojo: Primeros auxiliosLLesiones del ojo: Primeros auxiliosEye Injuries: First AidSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00Z71.00000000000007.00000000000000733.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Una lesión del ojo puede ser dolorosa para su niño. Con esta información, podrá atender correctamente la lesión ocular de su niño y sabrá cuando necesita conseguir atención médica.</p>
கண் காயங்கள்: முதலுதவிகண் காயங்கள்: முதலுதவிEye Injuries: First AidTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00Z71.00000000000007.00000000000000733.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>ஒரு கண் காயம் உங்களுடைய பிள்ளைக்கு வேதனையளிப்பதாக இருக்கலாம். இந்தத் தகவல்களினால், உங்களுடைய பிள்ளையின் கண் காயத்தைத் தகுந்த முறையில் பராமரித்து எப்போது மருத்துவ உதவியை நாடவேண்டும் என்பதைத் தெரிந்து கொள்வீர்கள். </p>
آنکھ کا زخمی ھونا : ابتدائی طبی امدادآآنکھ کا زخمی ھونا : ابتدائی طبی امدادEye Injuries: First AidUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-12-03T05:00:00Z71.00000000000007.00000000000000733.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>آنکھ کا زخم بچے کے لئے بہت تکلیف دہ ھوتا ھے، مہیا کی گئی معلومات سے آپ بہتر طریقے سے اپنے بچے کی زخمی آنکھ کی حفاظت کر سکتے ھیں اور یہ فیصلہ کر سکتے ھیں کہ کس مرحلے پر آپ کے بچے کو طبی امداد کی ضرورت ھے۔</p>

 

 

Eye injuries: First aid1042.00000000000Eye injuries: First aidEye injuries: First aidEEnglishOphthalmologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)EyesNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-06-13T04:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng7.0000000000000071.0000000000000733.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to properly care for your child's eye injury, discover potential causes and know when to seek medical attention.<br></p><h2>What is an eye injury?</h2><p>Eye injuries are fairly common in children. Small objects or liquids can get into the eye, causing your child some discomfort. In most cases, the injured eye will turn red and sting.</p> ​​​<h2>Signs and symptoms of eye injuries</h2> <p>Your child will usually complain of pain or discomfort in the eye. Your child's eye may appear red, or they may have trouble keeping the eye open. Sometimes, small objects can slide under the eyelid. In most cases, however, you will be able to see the object in your child's eye.</p> <h2>Causes</h2> <h3>Common causes of eye injuries include:</h3> <ul> <li>a scratch from a finger-nail or other object poked at the eye</li> <li>sand or dirt particles</li> <li>a projectile that strikes, and may penetrate, the eye</li> <li>flakes of metal, glass, stone, wood or craft materials</li> <li>chemical splashes</li> </ul> <p>An eye injury can be a painful and scary experience. Encourage your child to sit down and remain calm. Any sudden movement of the eye may increase the risk of injury. Tell your child to look straight ahead or to close their eyelids. This may reduce the pain they are feeling. Hold your child's head still while you apply a bandage over the injured eye.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Eye injuries are common in children.</li> <li>Small objects like dust, dirt or chemicals can cause eye injuries.</li> <li>Eye injuries can be frightening for children. Encourage your child to remain calm.</li> <li>If an object is embedded in your child's eye, cover the eye with clean gauze and go see a doctor right away.</li> <li>If your child gets a chemical or toxic substance in their eye, flush the eye with cool running water for 10 minutes. After flushing the eye out, cover the injured eye with clean gauze and go see a doctor right away.</li> </ul><h2>Prevention</h2> <p>Encourage your teen to wear proper eye protection when using tools and machinery, such as lawn mowers and trimmers, which may propel objects or debris toward their eyes. If your child plays sports like hockey or basketball, ask them to wear a protective visor or eye goggles. If your child's hands have come into contact with a chemical or toxic substance, be sure they do not make any contact with their eyes.</p> <p>You may want to bring eye protection when going to the beach.</p><h2>Treatment</h2> <p>Treatment depends on the type of eye injury.</p> <h3>Smaller particles</h3> <p>Usually, small objects like sand or dirt can be flushed out of the eye using running water. Gently flush the injured eye with cool water for 10 minutes. Avoid splashing the water into your child's face and the unaffected eye.</p> <h3>Persistent irritation</h3> <p>If your child complains of pain, but the injured eye appears to be clean, seek medical attention right away. Your child's doctor can apply a special solution to the injured eye to check for scratches to the surface of the eye. To help with healing and avoid infection, your child's doctor may prescribe medication.</p> <h3>Embedded objects</h3> <p>If your child has an embedded object in their eye, do not push the object further into the eye. This will increase the risk of permanent injury. Have your child close their eyelids. Gently cover the injured eye with an eye shield or clean gauze. Secure the gauze in place by lightly taping the edges down. Do not apply any pressure to the injured eye. If possible, cover both eyes to avoid any eye movement. Be sure to keep your child calm because covering both eyes may bother them. Go see a doctor right away.</p> <h3>Chemical splash</h3> <p>If your child gets a chemical or toxic substance in their eye, quickly flush the injured eye with running water for 10 minutes. Avoid splashing water into your child's face and the unaffected eye. Cover the injured eye with a clean piece of gauze and go see a doctor right away. If possible, take a photo of the label or bring the substance in its container (or a sample with you so that it can be identified and tested by the doctor.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/eye_injuries_first_aid.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/eye_injuries_first_aid.jpgEye injuries: First aidFalseEye injuries: First aid

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