h. Conjunctiva--the thin, mucous, transparent membrane covering the front
surface of the eye.
i. Conjunctival sac--the "bag" under the eye, beneath the eyelid.
j. Top/bottom eyelid--the movable fold of the skin forming the protective curtain
over the eyeball.
k. Orbit--the bony cavity containing the eyeball.
Figure 1-1. Parts of the eye.
There may be unwanted secretions or foreign bodies (other than impaled
objects) in the casualty's eye. (See Lesson 3.) You will irrigate the eye according to the
Remember to perform a patient care handwash before beginning any
a. Gather the following equipment and place them in a sterile area.
Tubing for flushing water/irrigation solution in the eye.
(a) Eye irrigator--asepto bulb syringe.
(b) IV bag with tube.