TREAT AN AVULSED OR EXTRUDED EYEBALL
a. Position patient on his back (supine position).
b. Cut a hole in several layers of the bulky dressing material.
Build up dressing higher than globe.
(2) Moisten pad to prevent globe from becoming dry; to prevent ulcerations,
and to prevent additional damage.
c. Place dressing so that injured globe protrudes, but does not touch, through
hole (see figure 4-3).
d. Place paper cup or cone-shaped thin cardboard to cover eye, without putting
pressure on it (see figure 4-3).
Figure 4-3. Treatment for an avulsed or extruded eyeball.
e. Place pad and first aid dressing over uninjured eye to prevent sympathetic
f. Apply roller gauze bandage/Kerlex to hold cup or cardboard cone in place.
Secure dressing over uninjured eye (see figure 4-4).