How to Remove Foreign Particles from Your Eyes?

How to Remove Foreign Object from the Eye

How to Remove Foreign Objects from Eye

Most of us know how it feels when a foreign particle enters our eyes. The experience is absolutely debilitating. Here, we will be discussing about things you must do when something like that happens to you; we have also presented a few extremely useful home remedies.

Some Do’s and Don’ts for Your Eyes

  • Never commit the mistake of rubbing your eye as it might leave the cornea or the outer surface of the eye scratched.
  • Never put pressure on the eye to bring the particle out.
  • Before touching your eyes, wash your hands well.
  • Contact lens wearers should first take their lenses out before trying to flush their eyes or remove the foreign particle.

Home Remedies for Remove Foreign Particles from Eyes

  1. If the foreign particle is on your eye’s dark center i.e. the pupil of your eyes, you can try to flush it out gently using water. The same remedy may work even if the particle is over your iris or the colored part of your eyes.
  1. If the object is on the sclera or the white part of your eye or on the lower lid, try to remove it using a wet cotton swab. If you don’t have a cotton swab, try removing the object using the tip of a twisted tissue. Touch the object using the wet cotton swab or the tissue; this should allow the object to cling to the tissue or swab. For a few minutes, you may experience minor irritation in the affected eye.
  1. You can remove foreign particles from your iris, pupil or sclera more easily, if you have an eye cup.
  1. Milk can also be of great help when it comes to bringing stubborn foreign particles out from your eye. Put 3 to 4 drops of milk into your eyes; this should bring out the particle in your eye quickly.

If none of the home remedies prescribed above works, don’t wait any longer and visit an eye specialist. If the doctor finds that the particle is stuck inside your eyes, he or she may need to conduct a minor surgery for removing it.

“The eye is the jewel of the body.” Henry David Thoreau, American poet and philosopher.

Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro health blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different health topics like alternative health, natural health, home remedies, yoga, diet, etc. His passion for health inspired him to start AyurHealthTips, a growing health blog.

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