Foreign Bodies in the Eye.
WHEN a person complains of some substance in the eye, the inside of the lower eyelid and lower portion of the ball should first be examined, the person being directed at the same time to look up. If nothing be discovered there, the patient is then to be directed to look downward. This will expose to view the upper part of the globe. At the same time, the eyelashes should be taken between the thumb and finger, and the lid turned upward over some round smooth thing, as a pencil, which will turn the lid wrong side out, and bring to view whatever is on the inner surface. Any foreign body discovered may be removed by wiping it off with the head of a pin, having a silk handkerchief turned over it. If this fails to detach it, it may be carefully picked up by running under it the point of a wet tooth pick.
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