Figure 4-4. Dressing secured over uninjured eye.
Do not attempt to replace eyeball in its socket, more harm or injury could
be done, to include blindness. Replacement is only done by a
physician. Detachment of the retina may result from such injury if
patient is not kept quiet and on his back.
Remember to include information regarding patient's use of contact lenses, if
If patient wears glasses, evacuate them with the patient, even if broken.
Transport patient with eye injury on his back, with head elevated and