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Foreign Body in the Eye

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

A foreign body in the eye is a small object under the eyelid that does not penetrate the eyeball itself.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

Several things can lead to material entering the eye and being trapped under the lid. Airborne debris can fly into the eye. This might occur in a strong wind. It is also a risk when working around sawdust or grinding metal. It may also occur while doing yard work or working under a car.


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Foreign Body in the Eye: Symptoms & Signs

Author: William Stevens, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 09/14/01

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