911 Disposition Plus Eye Flushing

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Based on your answers, you need emergency care.

Call 911 or other emergency services now.

Flushing your eye is the most important first aid measure for something in the eye.

  • If you are wearing contacts, remove them before flushing your eye.
  • Flush the eye from the inner corner toward the outer corner. This prevents a substance in one eye from washing into the other eye.
  • Flush the eye with cool water until help arrives.

Sometimes people don't want to call 911. They may think that their symptoms aren't serious or that they can just get someone else to drive them. Or they might be concerned about the cost. But based on your answers, the safest and quickest way for you to get the care you need is to call 911 for medical transport to the hospital.

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