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Foreign Body Removal in Chicago, IL

Foreign Body Removal Treatment

Our expert providers can help remove any objects stuck in your eyes with ease. Visit us to get foreign body treatment in Chicago, Il.

What Is Foreign Body Removal?

What Is Foreign Body Removal?

The corneal foreign body is an object (e.g., metal, glass, wood, plastic, sand) that embeds itself in the cornea. Corneal foreign bodies can cause persistent pain, infection, and ocular necrosis if not promptly removed. Cornea foreign body removal refers to the safe removal of a foreign body, which reduces the risk of sight-threatening complications.

At Metro Urgent Care, we provide foreign body removal through licensed urgent care and medical professionals to remove any foreign objects stuck in your eye and relieve discomfort.

Symptoms of Foreign Eye Objects

Symptoms of Foreign Eye Objects

It is necessary to remove a corneal foreign body as soon as it is detected. Ignoring foreign matter in your eyes increases the risk of corneal infection or scarring.

Here are some signs to watch out for:

  • Excessive tearing
  • Excessive blinking
  • Eye pain
  • A very red eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain
Morgan Lens Therapy

Morgan Lens Therapy

The Morgan Lens is a sterile plastic device similar to a contact lens that fits over the eye and allows copious irrigation of the eye over time without continuous medical attention. It is the most efficient form of ocular (eye) irrigation and treats many eye injuries.

Advantages of using Morgan Lens in eye irrigation

  • The Morgan Lens takes just 20 seconds to insert, and once in place, it works on its own.
  • The procedure is more comfortable for patients as the eyes are kept tightly closed.
  • The irrigation solution is delivered directly to the injured eye.
  • Non-embedded particulates and foreign bodies are easily removed.
  • The patient can be transported without stopping irrigation.
  • Comfortable for children; most fall asleep during the process.
What Should I Expect After the Procedure?

What Should I Expect After the Procedure?

You can see noticeable healing within 24 hours. You may experience some pain depending on the extent of tissue damage, the depth of the foreign body, and the level of inflammation and infection.

We may recommend taking a broad-spectrum antibiotic for one week. Pressure patching can also help control the pain but is not recommended for patients who lead an active lifestyle. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents can also help manage pain without affecting the healing.

How to Reduce the Risk of a Foreign Object Getting Stuck in Your Eye?

Proactively protecting your eyes is the best way to prevent a foreign object from entering them.

  • Always wear safety glasses when working in dusty or windy areas, especially while working with saws, hammers, grinders, or power tools.
  • Wear protective eyewear or goggles with comfortable side shields.
  • Avoid working with dangerous and toxic chemicals.
  • Wear safety glasses when playing active sports, like tennis.

What Are Eye Emergencies?

An eye emergency is when there is an obvious eye injury or a sudden change in vision. You should seek medical attention at the earliest if you experience severe eye pain, blurriness, or feel that a foreign object is stuck in your eye. Eye emergencies include but are not limited to:

  • Eye infections (uncomfortable, itchy, or irritated eyes)
  • Dislodged contact lenses
  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Flashes of light / “Floaters” in the vision
  • Red or painful eyes
Why Choose Metro Urgent Care

Why Choose Metro Urgent Care For Foreign Body Removal ?

At Metro Urgent Care, our goal is to offer the best possible patient care and satisfaction. If you ever experience an eye emergency, we are always happy to help. In addition to emergency services for eye-related infections and injuries, we also provide:

  • On-site services for better access - Our on-site state-of-the-art medical equipment and an in-house pharmacy allow you to receive effective care.
  • Quality physical care - Our experienced medical professionals are committed to ensuring optimum health.
  • Quick services - You don't have to wait long hours. Our urgent care team will see you within minutes and offer prompt treatment.

Contact Us Today!

Whether you have an eye infection or something stuck in your eye, we can provide you with immediate care. To schedule a foreign body removal treatment at Metro Urgent Care in Chicago, IL, call us today at (773) 341-2897 or visit our website.

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