Objetos extraños en el ojo

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Los objetos extraños en el ojo generalmente se lavan naturalmente o mediante el pestañeo o acción lagrimal del ojo. Si se puede observar el cuerpo extraño en la superficie interna de cualquiera de los párpados, se debe tratar de lavar con agua o usar un hisopo (palillo recubierto de algodón en sus extremos) para invertir el párpado e inspeccionar su interior. Si no se puede extraer el cuerpo extraño o hay molestia o vista nublada después de extraer el objeto, se debe buscar atención médica.

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  • Last Reviewed on 10/22/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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