Steven Rosenberg MD www.DrMDK.com
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Host: If a little dust or something that kids get on, they start rubbing it, is that a good thing or a bad thing for children? Dr. Steven Rosenberg: Pretty much rubbing the eye is never a good thing. There is never time like you ever think that rubbing eye it would be a good thing, the problem with getting a dust is there is a part on to the eye and the child rubs the eye, it could be scratching a part of his eye and complicate the situation much worse. And also give the possibility to get infections with the scratches in front of his eye. So if he does get something in his eye, the best thing to do is to try getting it washed with some water as he is getting it out of there. If you can't get it out and they want to see it either your pediatrician to see if they can, somehow get it out on there and if get out, they want to make sure there is nothing in there, one thing you can try to do is just to pick up the upper eyelid and bring it up over the bottom eyelid and see if it there is just a lash or other article and wash up a little dust inside of their and putting the lid back and sometimes that will help. But if it does persist and the child is rubbing then probably somebody should see a specialist to try to see if there it didn't get the form out of the eye and -- Host: Sometimes the kid is playing, it hit the eye and sometimes the pediatrician puts dye in the eye. He is looking for a thing called corneal abrasion, what is that thing? Dr. Steven Rosenberg: Corneal abrasion is due to the scratch in the front of eye, just like it heal like go down and scratch her skin, you would have any kind of raw and whatever the front of the eye has many more nerve endings so it is much more painful. Luckily, the cornea heals very quickly. So most of the time the kids, even within a day or two, it will all be completely healed. When there is a corneal abrasion, you worry about infection happening, most of the time there is an infection happening but if sometimes anybody comes, again, depending upon what caused scratch in the retina infection. Unfortunately, the pain that's caused by it can be severe but not much help to stop that pain. There are ends that prompts to be used in the office however they are not used at home because they would -- for repetitive use, they can stop there from healing and actually make the situation worse. Host: What's the best way to prevent the most eye injuries? Dr. Steven Rosenberg: The best way to prevent most eye injuries is to wear a protective eye-wear. If the child goes back and they keep them want to go out of sports. If they are using any dangerous activities such as hammering or other things that may have things coming flying, fly off, they probably have technogoggles on their eyes in order to protect anything form everything getting into their eye.