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First Aid Treatment for Eye Trauma

Important Information

If someone gets hit right on the right eye what should you do and how should you bandage eyes?

The eye is a very delicate organ that can be easily injured and injury to the eye may turn out to be permanent

  • STOP - Assess and observe the scene;

  • THINK - Consider your safety and form action plan

  • ACT - Check responsiveness and Alert EMS

  • Perform a primary assessment and monitor the patient's Cycle of Care AB-CABS

  • Apply cold compresses for 15 minutes; Apply a sterile dressing or eye pad gauze and lightly bandage the eye

  • Consider covering both eyes to deter the patient from moving the injured eye

  • If EMS is not called, encourage the patient to see an eye specialist as soon as possible