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Foreign body in the eye

Foreign body in the eye is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with foreign body in the eye, 79% report having pain in eye, 47% report having eye redness, and 38% report having foreign body sensation in eye. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of foreign body in the eye are pain in eye, eye redness, foreign body sensation in eye, eye burns or stings, and lacrimation, although you may still have foreign body in the eye without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with foreign body in the eye often receive nonoperative removal of foreign body, wound care management, other therapeutic procedures on eyelids; conjunctiva; cornea, other intraocular therapeutic procedures and diagnostic procedures on eye .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with foreign body in the eye include tetracaine (one touch), proparacaine ophthalmic, gentamicin ophthalmic, erythromycin, fluorescein ophthalmic, erythromycin ophthalmic, sodium sulfacetamide ophthalmic, tobramycin ophthalmic, moxifloxacin (avelox), tobramycin (tobi), ciprofloxacin ophthalmic, dexamethasone-tobramycin ophthalmic and tropicamide ophthalmic .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for foreign body in the eye include age 30-44 years, sex == male and age 15-29 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
0.8x
15-29 years
1.6x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
0.4x
75+ years
0.2x

Sex

Male
1.8x
Female
0.4x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.4x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.2x
Other
0.8x
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