Eye foreign body
Small FBs are usually cleared by
tear film. Occasionally they may lodge underneath the upper eyelid or become
embedded in the cornea caus-ing intense irritation and excessive lacrimation.
Examination of the eye to locate and remove the FB should be carried out.
topical anesthetic drops.
a visual acuity check (where appropriate) and fundoscopy— examine the anterior
chamber and tear film with a bright light (best done with a slit lamp) and
examine the conjunctival sacs.
loose FB usually adheres to a swab lightly touched to the surface of the
conjunctiva, or will be washed out by copious irrigation with saline.
to the ophthalmology team to exclude any corneal abrasion caused by the FB is