January 9, 2010

If you ever get bleach in your eye, rinse it out with room temperature water for 5-10 minutes. Then, go to the doctor or urgent care or ER, where they will evaluate your eye and continue the irrigation with a bag of saline. They give you some antibiotic drops and possibly a tetanus shot and send you home.

How do they irrigate your eye? I'm glad you asked. One end of a tube is attached to the IV saline. Then they slip this "contact" lens onto the eyeball:

Apparatus for eye irrigation

It was an exciting Saturday.

Particularly after we finally got home and then had to dig and then push the truck out of a snowbank because someone wasn't paying attention to that either.

Posted by Red Monkey at January 9, 2010 5:04 PM | Blog | Struggles | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |


Tara R. said:

Owwww! Hope all is well now.

January 9, 2010 8:46 PM


augiewan said:

Ouch! Was this you who experienced the eye bleaching???

January 10, 2010 1:15 PM


PandoraWilde said:

THat doesn't even LOOK fun, so whoever got the apparatus was not a lucky person, and I sure hope it wasn't you. Not that I'd wish it on anyone, but I think you get my drift.

I hope everyone's better now, including the folks who had to push the truck out of the snowbank. ;)

January 10, 2010 5:37 PM


inthefastlane said:

That looks nope.

January 10, 2010 10:13 PM


Tony Snow said:

Wow im sure that must of hurt. I hope all is fine now.

January 26, 2010 4:04 PM
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