Eye First Aid: What to Do if You Cut or Puncture Your Eye

If something accidentally cuts or penetrates your eye, you need to seek help right away. Here’s how to safely tend to your wound while you wait for care.

When you cut your eye, you need to seek medical attention right away. But there's one important step you may be able to take in the meantime. It can help protect your eye from further damage.

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Shield Your Eye 

If you can find something to quickly use as a shield, like a clean paper cup, cover the eye without touching it.  

But don’t waste time looking for a shield. Just get medical help quickly.  

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