What to do

Minor irritation or injury to the front of the eye usually doesn't require medical treatment and should clear up within24 hours.

If you experience discomfort, painkillerssuch as paracetamol or Painkillers, ibuprofen may help.

Don't touch or rub your eye, apply pressure to it or wear contact lenses until it's fully healed to prevent further damage.

See your GP or optician if you have any concerns about your injury or if it's not better within24 hours.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018