Managing Common Eye Conditions in the Pharmacy

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Foreign Body in the Eye

The symptoms of a foreign body include sharp pain, burning, irritation, tearing, and redness. The patient may feel something in the eye when moving the eye around while it is closed and a scratching sensation upon blinking. Bleeding may be seen in the white part of the eye, and in more severe cases the vision may be affected or there may be a complete loss of vision. In less serious situations, whereby there is no corneal abrasion or loss of vision, a simple eye wash can be used to remove the foreign body.


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