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What is Corneal Foreign Body?

A corneal foreign body is a condition wherein a piece of solid foreign material is lodged on the cornea of the eye, i.e., the protective outer layer of the eye. If you get pieces of wood, paint chips, plant materials, or metal stuck in your cornea or eye, you need to contact an eye doctor immediately. If the corneal foreign body isn’t removed promptly, you may suffer from increased pain and complications, such as cornea necrosis, infections, and conjunctivitis.

Symptoms of Corneal
Foreign Body:

  • Sharp pain in the eyes
  • Burning sensations in the eyes
  • Scratchy feeling in the eyes
  • Excessive tearing from the eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Loss of vision
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Visible blood vessels in the whites of the eyes
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Pain while opening the eyes
  • Foreign object is clearly visible in the cornea

Your Corneal Foreign
Body Removal Treatment

Corneal foreign body removal is performed after a thorough evaluation. The eye doctor will carefully examine your eyes, determine the exact location and size of the foreign object, and formulate a personalized treatment plan. The eye doctor may remove the foreign body with simple instruments, following which you will be administered antibiotic drops and ointments to prevent infections. But in extreme cases, the eye doctor may need to perform a surgical extraction.

Schedule an Appointment

Medical Surgical Eye Institute is a state-of-the-art eye care center specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of various eye conditions, including corneal foreign bodies. Our medical providers carefully examine your eyes, administer imaging tests, and formulate personalized treatment plans to dislodge and remove the corneal foreign body in your eyes. If you want to remove the corneal foreign body from your eyes without causing complications, please schedule an appointment in Worcester, MA.

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