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Eye injuries

If your child has an eye injury, wash the sand or dirt from your child's eye with clean, warm tap water. Flush out the sand or dirt with lots of water.

Take your child to your health care provider or to a hospital emergency department if your child:

  • has an object in the eye (such as glass or a bug) or any type of burn to the eye
  • receives an injury to an eye and has visible eye damage, bleeding, double or blurred vision or unequal pupils

 

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition

To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."

First published: 02/01/2010
Last updated: 01/01/2014

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic